Piper McDaniel

Piper McDaniel is a freelance journalist based in Portland, Oregon and the rural community of Hayfork, Ca. She covers news, culture, economic hardship, rural communities, and the marijuana industry. Her clients include the Huffington Post, Capital & Main, Economic Hardship Reporting Project, Narratively, North Coast Journal, Trinity Journal, National Forest Foundation, and Enjoy magazine.

Stories By Piper McDaniel

The Super-Secret Outlaw Doula in Backwoods California

When the contractions come and you’ve got a two-hour mountain drive to the hospital, who are you going to call?

Is California’s Cottage Cannabis Industry About to Go Up in Smoke?

From out-of-work loggers to struggling students, thousands of Golden State growers eke out a living on small marijuana farms. But full legalization may bring the hardest hit yet.