Jim Rendon is a freelance writer who covers business, science, design, the environment and plenty of other topics. He's gone cage diving with great white sharks, toured remote, ridge-top marijuana grows, visited maximum security prisons and mental institutions in pursuit of a story. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and newspaper, Time, Mother Jones, Marie Claire, Fortune, Men's Journal, Outside, SmartMoney and other publications. His book, Super-Charged: How Hippies, Outlaws, and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana was published in 2012 by Timber Press.

 

He is a graduate of Ithaca College and University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He is a former staff writer at SmartMoney magazine and Metro, Silicon Valley's Alternative Weekly. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two children.