Ryan Grim

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Ryan Grim
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Ryan Grim in 2009
Alma materSt. Mary's College of Maryland
University of Maryland

Ryan Grim is an American author, former Washington, D.C. bureau chief for HuffPost and The Intercept,[1] and a progressive political commentator for The Young Turks.[2] His writings have appeared in several publications, including Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and Politico. He is the author of This Is Your Country on Drugs and We've Got People. He cofounded Strong Arm Press, an independent progressive publishing house.[3]

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He has written a history of drug use and culture in the United States. Grim has presented his research on why drugs are popular at certain times in history, and his thoughts on the government's war on drugs. He formerly worked as a junior staffer at the Marijuana Policy Project.


  • This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America; Publisher: Wiley (June 22, 2009) ISBN 0-470-16739-4.
  • We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement (May 2019) ISBN 9781947492387


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