• April 14, 2021

Leland Rucker

Leland Rucker is a journalist who has been covering the cannabis industry culture since Amendment 64 legalized adult-use in Colorado, for Boulder Weekly, Sensi and now TheNewsStation.com. He covered the popular music industry for years, worked extensively in internet and cable news, and co-authored The Toy Book, a history of OK Boomer playthings. Sweet Lunacy, his documentary film co-written and produced with Don Chapman, is a history of the Boulder music scene from the 1950s through the 1980s. He is author and editor of Dimensional Cannabis, the first pop-up book of marijuana.

2021 Marijuana Outlook: Will the South Follow Virginia Again?

While the Northeast is catching up to the West’s marijuana legalization boom, the South is one geographic area where the national legalization tracker shows little movement when it comes to recreational marijuana. Even medicinal cannabis remains completely illegal in South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. In other southern locales — even those where voters demanded legalization […]Read More

2021 Marijuana Outlook: Northeast

This is the first in a four-part series looking at marijuana legalization attempts in the United States in 2021. There will be no citizen initiatives, which means that change will only happen through state legislatures and governors’ offices.  With coronavirus still taking huge bites out of local and state budgets, elected officials from coast to […]Read More

OPINION: Doggie Sentience is Real

I had a dog once that played music. Really. Any time my friend Gil and I got out our guitars, Ricky grabbed a squeaky toy, planted himself between us and started making noise. He had no sense of time or rhythm — it was pure, skronking jazz — but this Belgian Tervuren was into the […]Read More

Advocates Urge Biden to Sign Marijuana Pardons Now

Business groups, marijuana advocates and at least two federal lawmakers are calling on President Joe Biden to make haste in expunging the records of federal prisoners with non-violent marijuana convictions, just as he promised during his presidential campaign.  It’s not a novel notion. Rather, it’s something Biden — and his surrogates — have been talking […]Read More

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