• January 18, 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.

Craft Beer Lends Hoppy Hand to Cannabis Grows

Cannabis today is being used and promoted as part of a healthy, environmental, “woke” lifestyle.  Compounds found in cannabis like cannabidiol (CBD) are marketed for their health benefits just as delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is for its relaxing qualities. And people who buy and consume cannabis are interested in environmentally sound options, concerned with consistency and […]Read More

Experts Urge Biden to Reduce Prison Populations to Curb Virus

With coronavirus cases and deaths at all-time highs around the country, U.S. health care leaders signed a letter urging the incoming Biden administration to come up with relief strategies to lower incarceration levels in all jails and prisons around the country.  “Prisons and jails have become leading coronavirus hotspots, but federal, state and local leaders […]Read More

Col.’s Marijuana Black Market Shrinking but Might Never Leave

DENVER, CO. —When you get down to it, nobody knows exactly how much illegal marijuana is in Colorado. But it’s out there somewhere – in that nebulous place we call the “black market.”  Colorado was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana in the US. There were many reasons (consumer safety and restricting sales to […]Read More

Senior Dogs Good Candidates for CBD

We love our pups and want the best quality of life for them, which is why there’s basically nothing we won’t do for them. The CBD market for doggies is exploding exponentially—more than 900 percent in 2019—and everybody’s asking about it, sharing anecdotal stories with veterinarians, and making online claims about its efficacy. CBD for dogs […]Read More

Study: Nightly Marijuana Use Doesn’t Hurt Job Performance

‘Stoner’ tropes — think the lazy, useless, slow-talking bro who has paraded across your screen for years now — are deeply implanted in the American psyche, but Hollywood caricatures bear little resemblance to reality.  That’s why a little noticed study published earlier this year in the journal Group and Organizational Management could upend business as […]Read More

Study Suggests Marijuana Can Lower Your Alcohol Consumption

You may have missed this study last month, possibly because you were drinking a tad too much in the lead up to Election Day. But Canadian researchers actually think you may have lowered your alcohol intake if you had just smoked a little marijuana.   “Reductions in Alcohol Use Following Medical Cannabis Initiation” was published in […]Read More

Cannabis Caucus Chair Bullish On Agenda After Election

There’s still uncertainty hanging over Tuesday’s returns, but there’s one sure takeaway from the 2020 election: American voters like marijuana more than they like politicians. That’s according to Cannabis Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.). Blumenauer says the stars are aligning for big changes in Washington after five states handily passed drug-reform initiatives Tuesday, including […]Read More

STUDY: More Seniors Trying Marijuana For Health Reasons

Evidence keeps pouring in showing more seniors than ever recorded are flocking to marijuana, mostly for medical reasons. The study comes from researchers at the University of California at San Diego who are reporting that 15 percent of the seniors they surveyed had used a cannabis product in the last three years. The researchers surveyed 568 […]Read More

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