Ricardo Baca, Rolling Stone

Ricardo Baca

Rolling Stone

Denver, CO, United States

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Recent:
  • Rolling Stone
Past:
  • The Denver Post
  • The Daily Beast
  • The Cannabist

Recent articles by Ricardo:

How Covid-19 Impacted Cannabis Culture and Consumption Spaces

What do lingering pandemic fears mean for this new market segment? → Read More

How Mainstream Adoption Could Lead to a Cannabis Brand Evolution

No cannabis brand has yet achieved the milestone of national name recognition, but we’re closer now than ever before. → Read More

Baca: Denver voters should approve decriminalizing “magic mushrooms”

Denver has the chance to again stand out as that reasoned voice that nudges the worldwide drug policy conversation ever-so-slightly in the right direction. → Read More

Sure, 420 Money Helped Inspire John Boehner’s Belated Cannabis 180, but It’s Still Worth Applauding

Hundreds of thousands of Americans were locked up for being in the business the former speaker of the House is now in for himself. → Read More

These Three Kings of Cannabis are Going Into Business Together

It's being called ‘the largest global cannabis partnership to date.’ → Read More

Whoopi Goldberg’s Pot Biz Says Weed Is the ‘New Penicillin’ for Period Pain

She fires back to politicos dismissing period pain as “not real”: "What do you mean, real pain? It’s not real pain if I get a period, but it’s real pain if I kick you in the nuts?” → Read More

Will Canada Put Weed on the Same Shelves as Booze?

With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration moving toward full legalization of marijuana, questions remain about how and where pot would be sold. → Read More

Former NFL-er Eugene Monroe Traded His Helmet and Pads for Vapes and Dispensaries

The former Baltimore Ravens player is invested in several types of cannabis-related businesses and advocates medical marijuana treatment for athletes. → Read More

Coming to a Town Near You: Weed Farmers' Markets

It’s not legal (yet), but the Green Market emphasizes access and variety over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s still-developing framework for legal weed. → Read More

Microdosing Weed: How to Find the Right Serving Size of Edible Cannabis

Annie Nelson, wife of country music legend and ganjapreneur Willie Nelson, explains how to take the edge off—or sleep better, or deal with in-laws—without getting high. → Read More

Here’s Why We’ve Been Getting Stoned Alone—and Why That’s About to Change

Nearly half of cannabis consumers get high on their lonesome, according to a new study shared exclusively with The Daily Beast. → Read More

Coming to a Town Near You: Weed Farmers' Markets

It’s not legal (yet), but the Green Market emphasizes access and variety over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s still-developing framework for legal weed. → Read More

Legal Weed’s No. 1 Enemy

Kevin Sabet, who’s fighting to slow the momentum of the cannabis legalization movement, says he will battle to the bitter end. → Read More

Pot Industry Deals With Ultimate Buzzkill: Self Regulation

A new organization hopes to create universal standards for the fledgling legal marijuana industry. → Read More

Nevada’s Green Rush: From Vote to Pot Sales in Record Time

Recreational marijuana sellers will be open for business on July 1—blazing speed when it comes to states’ post-election legalization efforts. How did the home of Sin City do it? → Read More

Year in weed: The five most important medical marijuana research studies of 2016

Science is starting to prove how cannabis helps with epilepsy, migraines and more. Here are some of 2016's most important marijuana research studies. → Read More

Colorado marijuana sales: $1 billion in first 10 months of 2016

In the first 10 months of 2016, Colorado marijuana shops reached a significant milestone they had barely missed in all of 2015: $1 billion in legal, regulated cannabis sales. → Read More

Cannabis philanthropy helps heal Drug War wounds

As marijuana businesses continue to assimilate into America's traditional corporate world, philanthropy and responsibility have become key initiatives for some ganjapreneurs. → Read More

This emboldened Colorado city says it will now build the National Marijuana Museum

The city's cannabis industry and their partners say they will build the National Marijuana Museum in the southern Colorado city. → Read More

Maine recreational marijuana vote: Question 1 still too close to call in early returns

The election results on Maine's hotly contested Question 1 -- which would legalize recreational marijuana in the state -- were too close to call in early returns Tuesday night. → Read More