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Ryan Nerz      

TV’s First Chief Cannabis Correspondent; Author of "MARIJUANAMERICA"

Alfred Ryan Nerz is a freelance journalist who has written for NPR, Esquire and the History Channel. To support his writing habit, he has modeled for teen romance novels and emceed dozens of eating contests worldwide. His appearances have included The Today Show and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he discussed his previous work, "Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit."

Given the spread of legalized marijuana availability in the U.S., Nerz covers the growing market for pot, examining economic and cultural impact of the shift in public policy. As a contributor to Fusion’s digital and TV platforms, Nerz explores all aspects of cannabis culture and the business it is generating as states such as Colorado legalize its sale for recreational use.

Nerz has written for NPR, Esquire and cabler History. He’s reported extensively on marijuana issues as the author of “Marijuanamerica: One Man’s Quest to Understand America’s Dysfunctional Love Affair with Weed” and “Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit.”

Fusion has also ordered “The Cannabusiness Report,” a limited series of half-hour specials to be hosted by Nerz. He has spent the past several months developing the program through segments on Fusion’s morning show, which now airs in primetime as “Fusion Live.”

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