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Ben Owens, M.A., B.J.

Ben Owens is an accomplished journalist and published author based in Colorado. He is the author of Stoner Survival and Mr. Boomer’s Magic Kitchen, a columnist for Grass Roots America Magazine, a senior staff writer for Hemp Connoisseur Magazine, advisory board member of Cannabis Doing Good, and the founder of CannaVenture, an event-planning service focused on outdoor cannabis adventures. Owens received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Journalism and has spent the last eight years covering the emerging cannabis and hemp industries, and advising clients on strategies for navigating newly legal markets.

Quick Hits

9+ years helping clients discover creative solutions for effective communication. 

5+ Years in Heavily-regulated CPG marketing (4+ years) 

5+ Years Working with licensed cannabis brands and CBD/Hemp Companies 

5+ Years Hosting 40+ Outdoor Cannabis Events for 2000+ Attendees 

Senior Contributor & Columnist for Leading Industry Publications; Relationships with many others 

Top 10 Cannabis Writer with 3M+ Online views on cannabis content 

300k+ Views on Video Content for Clients 

MA (2014) & BJ (2013) in Strategic Communication from the University of Missouri 

First Guest Lecturer on Cannabis at the University of Missouri School of Journalism 

Experienced Consultant offering support, strategy and execution for counter culture brands. 


Hemp Connoiseur
Senior Staff Writer

Sweet Jane Magazine
Senior Staff Writer

Grass Roots America Magazine
Senior Staff Writer

Previous Clients

Focus: CPG, Dietary Supplements, Counter Culture

Primal Healing
Focus: CBD, CPG, Branding, Compliance

Summit CBD
Focus: CBD, Branding, Compliance, Content Marketing

Focus: Cannabis, Branding, Compliance

Primal Therapeutics
Focus: Cannabis, Branding, Compliance

Happy Valley LLC
Focus: Cannabis, Content Marketing

Verde Natural
Focus: Cannabis, Events, Content Marketing

Focus: Cannabis, Events, Content Marketing, Compliance

Focus: Cannabis, Events, Content Marketing, Tourism

Focus: Diversity & Inclusion, Content Marketing

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