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 #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 are what make these two tasty treats the perfect marriage. Pour a cup and grab a bud for a fun exploration into the deep senses of one of life’s most enjoyable pairings!
THE MUSTACHE BARISTA
Brandon moved is the CEO of CryoCraft Coffees based out of Portland, Oregon.
The Hippie Speedball
TJ writes a Cannabis and Coffee pairing column for Northwest Leaf Magazine.
GREG THE GUINEA PIG:
from one of Washington’s leading Cannabis companies, Evergreen Herbal.
STONEY BALONEY EPISODE:
HARPSICORDS ARE COOL
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...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #45 - SEATTLE CANNABIS AND AIDS Did you know that the catalyst for the modern movement of the legalization of Cannabis began with the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco in the 1980’s? It was a handful of compassionate people who put values first and...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #44 - SEATTLE GRADING CANNABIS Like any commodity, the monetary value Cannabis commands in the open market depends mostly on the quality. And the commercial structure that determines that quality depends on a number of factors, many of which you are...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #43 - SEATTLE MOVIES AND WEED Getting lost in a movie is an easy, thought provoking way to temporarily elude your reality. In fact, it’s arguably the most popular form of art in the modern era. But what impact has Hollywood had on society’s...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #42 - PORTLAND HIGHER EDUCATION It’s no mystery that the most logical path to normalization is through the spread of information. And the reason is because the more informed people become about the realities of cannabis, the easier it is to formulate...
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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