• 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.

Poll Shows Marijuana a Winning Issue for Republicans

One of the reasons cannabis legalization for adults has advanced so quickly in the last decade is that it’s no longer a partisan issue. Once, it was all about Democrats. Today, about 2/3 of Americans, according to any poll you happen to wander across, are in favor of legalization, and since there aren’t that many […]Read More

Will CBD cure COVID-19? The evidence is light

CBD products are now available in grocery stores and health emporiums even in U.S. states without medical cannabis laws. So, as the novel coronavirus upends the country, it’s no real surprise that there are hucksters peddling cannabidiol as a “cure” for COVID-19. “CBD is Way Better Than Shooting Up Lysol,” a meme on former NFL […]Read More

“Illegal Smile” and John Prine Style

And if you see me tonightWith an illegal smileIt don’t cost very muchAnd it lasts a long whileWon’t you please tell the manI didn’t kill anyoneI was just trying to have me some fun.— John Prine 1971 John Prine insisted that “Illegal Smile” is not about cannabis.  Of course, it is. What else could it […]Read More

Dear, Cannabis Voter — You Still Have the Power

In states where it’s legal — including Colorado, Michigan and Pennsylvania — medical and retail cannabis stores are being considered “essential businesses” and allowed to stay open. When you consider that cannabis just a decade ago was overall completely illegal, that’s some serious progress. That progress is because of the Cannabis Voter. A majority of […]Read More

Remembering Charlotte Figi

Charlotte Figi, the young girl with Dravet’s syndrome whose story became the face of the healing properties of cannabidiol and helped change laws around the world, died Tuesday, likely of complications from the COVID-19 virus. This is sad news indeed. Figi’s story was first seen on the Sanjay Gupta CNN specials, Weed and Weed 2, […]Read More

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