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Leaf Life podcast is an entertaining exploration of All Things Cannabis For All People.
LEAF LIFE – SHOW #57- SEATTLE
CORONAVIRUS CRISIS? PART 1
In these very weird, confusing times of modern mania, we decided to call an EMERGENCY BROADCAST to provide you with our unique perspective on the current cultural climate. The importance of viable, dependable information is more imperative than ever right now, so we at The LEAF LIFE PODCAST have departed from our standard format with the intention of providing you our unbiased, clear conjecture. Wes Abney is a 10 year publisher who consumes information hourly while Mike Ricker holds a bachelors degree in journalism, therefore the validity of this important show can’t be questioned. So, relax, take a breather, and let’s get on the same page together to get through this and grow from it, just as the plant would do.
GREETINGS FROM SEATTLE
GREG THE GUINEA PIG:
nutrition specialist who has been convicted of a Cannabis DUI
STONEY BALONEY EPISODE:
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #56- HONOLULU CANNABIS AND SURFING In one of the world’s most adrenaline filled sports, Cannabis plays a key role for many of the athletes. So it made a lot of sense for us to get some heavy Bonzai Pipeline riders to open up about how it powers their...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #55- SEATTLE HAWAI’I CANNABIS As we span the globe to bring you vital information on the current rise toward normalization of our favorite flower, we continue to explore these emerging markets and their very unique situations. Hawai’i is known for its...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #54- SEATTLE CANNABIS STYLING Cannabis has a look and culture all its own, but how do you effectively conceptualize this unique lifestyle on a commercial level when pitching it to the masses? Well, we’re joined by a couple professionals who have...
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #53- SEATTLE CANNABIS NOMENCLATURE What’s in a name? Well, a lot when it comes to Cannabis. And that’s because, in this developing industry, a name can have immense influence on how a product, or a strain, is perceived as well as how it is conceived....
LEAF LIFE - SHOW #52- SEATTLE CANNABIS PRISONERS 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...
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...
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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