Join Ricker and The Bearded Lorax for insightful discussions with Cannabis industry influencers.
Leaf Life podcast is an entertaining exploration of All Things Cannabis For All People.
LEAF LIFE – SHOW #52- SEATTLE
The prison system in America is big business and very profitable for private companies benefiting from low labor costs. And as Cannabis becomes legal across the nation on a state level, there are still people serving life sentences for the non-violent crimes involving Cannabis while these businesses reap the rewards. Listen with us to better understand the dynamic of how this is possible, and see that changes have to be made before this travesty becomes America’s newest negative legacy.
Kristin is a member of Freedom Grow, an organization that raises commissary money to donate to prisoners. She also founded an organization called Voices of War (The War on Drugs), and is the former Vice President of The Human Solution. Lastly, Kristin’s father was incarcerated for Cannabis in Montana and died in a Nevada prison.
The War On Drugs
Miggy is a writer/activist who writes a blog for the Cannabis Legalization News.
How Do We Heal?
GREG THE GUINEA PIG:
STONEY BALONEY EPISODE:
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #51- SEATTLE CANNABIS AND HIP HOP As the most popular genre of music in American culture today, Rap and Hip Hop are defining the artistic tastes of current generations. But how much of that leans on Cannabis for image and at what point does it lose...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #50- SEATTLE THINGS TO DO IN SEATTLE WHEN YOU’RE STONED Every city in the world is worthy of a good change of perspective by way of Cannabis use when embarking on an entertainment seeking scurry, but in the spirit of our landmark 50th show, we decided...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #49- SEATTLE TOO HIGH TO DRIVE? From the amount of traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers annually, there’s no denying that the laws there need to be enforced. But when it comes to driving under the influence of cannabis, many people stand by their...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #48- SEATTLE COFFEE AND CANNABIS They say that opposites attract. And they also say that variety is the spice of life. Well, here’s a match made in heaven. All clichés aside, most cannabis users will agree that the combinations of flavor and effect...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #47 - SEATTLE SENSORY DEPRIVATION ON CANNABIS We can all attest to having overloaded senses in this busy world of modernity. And for many of us, cannabis is a great way to help alleviate the pressures. Well, you’ll be thrilled to know that there is a...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #46 - SEATTLE THE GREAT DEBATE: INDICA VS. SATIVA Just as all people are not identical, the same goes for the Cannabis plant and it’s affects on the human Endocannabinoid System. Therefore, it’s imperative that a model be created to determine the most...
MIKE RICKER - Host
After finishing at the top of his graduating class and earning a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism at San Diego State University, Mike embarked on a career that included syndication, spanning seven markets in twenty years, culminating in a national Billboard Award for Rock Radio Personality of the Year in Seattle in 2008. During that time, Mike enjoyed success as a commercial voice actor (Sprite, Tampa Bay Lightning NHL team) and hosted a television lifestyle show called Flux in Tampa, Florida that aired on the ABC affiliate. Mike left terrestrial radio 2011 to write four books over the next five years before accepting a partnership with WAM OIL in 2016, Washington’s Original Co2 Hash Oil company, and taking the reins of Sales/Marketing Director. In 2017, WAM OIL won the prestigious Dope Industry Award for Concentrate Company of the Year. In 2019, Mike came on as a partner with Wes as part of the global expansion of The Leaf magazines.
WES ABNEY - Co Host
Wes Abney is the founder of the Leaf Nation family of brands that began in 2010 with Northwest Leaf magazine. Recognized as the first Cannabis magazine in the region, Northwest Leaf defined and developed the medical and recreational Cannabis communities in Washington state with free publications focused on quality content and truthful journalism. The success of the magazines led to Oregon Leaf in 2014, Alaska Leaf in 2016, and most recently Maryland Leaf magazine in January 2019.
Wes’s writing and publishing background began with his college newspaper, The Ebbtide, which included a love for multimedia and creating content on many platforms. The nickname “Bearded Lorax” came after years of publishing millions of free magazines, using his voice to speak for a plant and those that benefit from it. Wes is an activist not only for Cannabis, but for ending the drug war and freeing prisoners who have been wrongfully incarcerated for non-violent crimes.
His passion for reaching people with written and spoken words led to the concept of Leaf Life with Mike Ricker, which began development in 2018 and launched in January 2019. With the combined passions of Cannabis and a love for broadcasting, the partnership on Leaf Life was a natural progression for Leaf Nation as it spreads roots across the United States.
In addition to magazines and content creation Leaf Nation also includes brands like Leaf Chews, Higher Than A Space Shuttle, Tannins and Terpenes, The Concentrate Cup, Stoner Owner, and more coming as the family of brands continues to grow. Look for Leaf Nation products, events and media wherever you enjoy Cannabis!
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