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 #73 – SEATTLE
BLACK LIVES MATTER
The Cannabis industry is a microcosm of the American movement that is gripping the attention of the world. Just as there is an alarming disparity between blacks and whites imprisoned for breaking existing Cannabis laws, so goes the inequality of minority ownership in the industry. So, to create the needed awareness that can equate to a positive shift in the system, we have brought two vibrant leaders whose eloquent voices demand attention. With open minds, enjoy this fantastic discussion of conscious communication and envision how determination can create a unified people to bring the prosperity for which every red blooded human being dreams.
Joy is the operations manager at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company, the only African American owned Cannabis farm in the state of Washington. Currently there are over 450 Cannabis license holders in the state.
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RACHEL BROWER is an advocate and member of Washington’s WOMEN OF WEED organization.
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LEAF LIFE - SHOW #72 - SEATTLE CANNABIS INVESTMENT FAILS Since the beginning of the legal movement, numerous companies have gone public only to see their high priced Cannabis stocks drop like a Led Zepplin. So, for the average investor who wants to be in the game,...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #71 - SEATTLE VIDEO GAMES AND CANNABIS The act of escaping reality into a virtual world is always growing in popularity, and the gaming aspect of this has developed into a multi-billion dollar industry. And for anyone who has played video games...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #70 - SEATTLE BRINGING YOUR KIDS TO WORK The pandemic has shifted priorities and mindsets surrounding Cannabis jobs. We all know now that Cannabis has been deemed essential business on the west coast of the united states, bringing us into a new era...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #69 - SPOKANE CANNABIS AND HIKING When it comes to one of the world’s most enlightening activities, there’s more to just lighting up and hitting the trail. Science has shown that the forest therapy has positive effects on the human psyche, and of...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #68 - SPOKANE THE PROFESSION OF BUDTENDING One of the most imperative functions in the Cannabis industry is the interaction that takes place between the business and the buyer. And the importance of the people who encompass the role of not only...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #67 - SEATTLE WEED AND DIETINGFor at least 50 years, the common perception of Cannabis has been that it turns you into a red eyed, cake eating Cookie Monster. But when used as a medicine, this isn’t such a bad thing. What most people don’t realize,...
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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