Editorial Team

Meet the founders and the wonderful group of dedicated volunteers of our editorial team supported by field reporters , journalists, authors and researchers who are enthusiastic & convinced with the idea of Hemp & Cannabis for achieving economic & curative objectives in India & worldwide.

Manoj Rastogi

Founder Editor

Manoj is a multifaceted journalist and Media entrepreneur having over two decades of experience with him. He has worked for main stream Newspapers, Magazines, News broadcasting organisations, Digital News portals and Television & Film Productions in Leadership roles. He also delved into advocacy, public policy and social enterprises as an Agent of change on several social issues including gender bias, Girl child , Citizenry and Youth welfare. He conceived , co founded and Designed Cannabis Times India and envisioned it as an effective instrument of media advocacy for Cannabis ( medicinal) and Hemp Industry in India.

Apoorva Joshi

Co Founder

Apoorva Joshi is among very few journalist of Indian media industry who is carrying forward the rich legacy of journalism with courage & conviction and deeply rooted in social concerns. As Founder Editor, Publisher and Curator of weekly THE SUNDAY POST and monthly literary magazine PAKHI, he emerged as a powerful influencer in Indian socio-political scenario through his thoughtful media interventions. He is also the founder Chairman of Independent Media initiative society , a non profit organisation under which Cannabis Times India is been created.

Kanashik Bhati

Sub Editor

An MBA from London and keen interests in Research Kanashik brings day to day news adminstration


Business Editor

Kartikeya is a tech savvy professional having unique experience in commodity trading , investment banking , merger Acquisition and finance. He is keeping a track of emerging local & international trends in Hemp & Cannabis markets.

Kaleb Black


Mary and Mark started this adventure 7 years ago, when there was no real voice protecting the environment

Mary Cook


Mary is teaching school children valuable information about our planet, recycling and pollution