Sam Reisman is a writer and editor, living in Brooklyn, New York.

He is currently a senior reporter at Law360 on the cannabis beat. He focuses on the emerging body of marijuana caselaw, tracking the legalization and reform bills making their way through the statehouses, and how players in the industry have navigated the tension between federal and state policy.

Previously, he covered the legal industry for Law360 for two years, where he broke multiple stories about major law firm closures and was the first to report on the scandal that forced the chairman of the country’s highest-grossing law firm to resign.

Prior to joining Law360, he was a staff editor at Mediaiteand the managing editor at The National Memo. While an undergrad, he was the publisher of the 2010 edition of Inside New York, an annual guidebook to the city for students and young professionals founded in 1978, and launched the book’s first website with exclusive digital content. 

His past writing has focused on politics, media, film, law, and religion, and has appeared in HuffPost, Flavorpill, Columbia Daily Spectator, and Bwog.

From 2011 to 2018, he co-curated and hosted Peculiar Streams, a showcase for readings of new fiction, poetry, and plays; film screenings; and performances from comedians and musicians.

He also co-hosted the podcast An Ear for Baby, a show of arcane obsessions, occasional jokes, and interviews with people who have some ideas on how we can make the world a bit less garbage.

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