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 #66 – SEATTLE
PRE-ELECTION TENSION PART 1:
As we face what is certain to be the most important election in the history of the world, people are living with heaps of uncertainty. And we all know that the anxiety is warranted. So, with Cannabis deemed “essential business” in legal states, why is no one talking about it on the campaign trail? Tune in with us for a classic debate about why this lightning rod of a topic is being relatively ignored. And by the way, it’s not really a debate as we all agree that Cannabis Saves Lives, and that’s the positive message we all need.
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #65 - SEATTLE THE TIMELINE FOR LEGALIZATION Legalizing Cannabis will not be as simple as it may appear. Indeed, there’s no denying that we can all sense the end of prohibition nearing, but when can we expect for that to happen? And if it were as...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #64 - SEATTLE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS - PART 4: IT’S OK TO FREAK OUT! No one has been spared the uncertainty from the recent state of affairs, so you are not alone if your current situation has elevated your level of anxiety. Therefore, be it...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #63 - SPOKANE THE PROBLEM WITH IDAHO Out of all 50 states, there is one that is notoriously, yet surprisingly, the most conservative. And that is the state of… you guessed it from the title of the show. Because this seems so odd for a state...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #62 - HONOLULU HIGH TIMES with DANNY DANKO Very few people on the globe can make the claim of twenty year Cannabis journalist and Danny Danko is that rare, pedigreed individual. In his tenure at HIGH TIMES magazine, he’s been able to maintain a...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #61 - SEATTLE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS PART 3:ESSENTIAL BUSINESS For years Cannabis people have insisted upon validation. And through all the literal trials and tribulations it seems ironic that those in control should, at a time of crisis, finally...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #60 - SEATTLE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS PART 2: CORONASPIRACY If anyone should be suspect of hidden government agendas, it’s the Cannabists. So, as publishers of the country’s leading periodical on the favored flower, we felt obligated to lend our...
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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