• September 26, 2020
Leland Rucker

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 playthiings. 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.

Sen. Cory Gardner’s Interesting Marijuana Predicament

Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is in an interesting predicament. There are those in the cannabis industry who say he should be given a chance this November to finish what he started around cannabis banking reform. Others say he hasn’t done anything so far for the industry, and therefore ask why he should be re-elected. […]Read More

Terrapin Staying on the Slow Road

When Chris Woods started Terrapin Care Station in Boulder 10 years ago, there were no states with legal recreational markets and only a few with medical dispensaries. Today, legal states have declared pot shops “essential businesses” during the coronavirus pandemic. “My lawyer said, ‘I’m so proud of you, Chris. Just a few years ago, you […]Read More

‘Public Enemy Number One’ — New documentary shows the futility of a half-century of the War on Drugs

“We’ve always had a demon,” says author and historian Dan Baum in Public Enemy Number One, a new documentary that traces the history of the War on Drugs in America. “Something about American political culture requires us to have a demon. Go back to Salem. Alcohol was a demon. Communism was a demon, and all kinds of things were justified in the name of fighting communism. This is what we do.” Read More

Professional Sports Ease Up on Players’ Cannabis Use

More than 50 sports teams in major league baseball, basketball, hockey and football now play in states where cannabis is legal recreationally, and at least that many more are in places where it is legal for medical purposes. That’s more than 80 percent of all professional athletes. It’s now easier to name the states where […]Read More

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