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Ricardo Baca

Ricardo Baca
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Ricardo Baca is a veteran journalist and thought leader in the legal cannabis space and founder of Grasslands: A Journalism-Minded Agency, which handles public relations, content marketing, social media, events and thought leadership for brands and executives in legal cannabis and other industries.
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Why Cannabis and Alcohol Sales Should Never, Ever be Co-located

A recent article in the Staten Island Advance newspaper started with a seemingly random Billy Joel reference: “A bottle of red. A baggie of...
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Marijuana Is Legal! And With Legality Comes Great Responsibility

As you’ve likely realized, marijuana is legal! (For most Americans, at least.) California is beginning to settle into its first set of regulations, and...
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The Bogeyman that Wasn’t

Cannabis regulators are hypocrites when it comes to social consumption. Good journalism depends on solid relationships with sources who not only will return your calls...
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Five Things Every Budtender Must Know

I still get excited in that otherwise-unremarkable moment when I’m about to walk through the front door of an unfamiliar cannabis shop. Maybe it’s...
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Embracing the Next Generation of Cannabis Business Events

Standing in my Denver office in early June, it all seemed so very far away. In the weeks that followed, I would be heading...
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The Cannabis Industry’s Future Depends on Its Media Literacy

Long before candidate Donald Trump deflected any and all criticism lobbed his way as “fake news”—hell, long before Trump was even a candidate for...
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Ricardo Baca: What Would Make Your Business Better? Tell Me

Well, hello again. Funny how we keep running into each other like this. Last time we spent time together was December 2017—ahh, the holiday crush—when...

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