Monthly Archives: May 2013

[NSFW]: The Mercy Fuck

[NSFW]: The Mercy Fuck

Desperation is an ugly thing indeed. I recall one hot summer afternoon with a very drunk, very depressed fledgling stand-up comic who was going through what every San Francisco transplant goes through by their third year here – a nervous drunken breakdown – sitting across from me in my bedroom, giving me the “I really need to […]

What Tornadoes Teach Us About Life

What Tornadoes Teach Us About Life

PHOTO: Sue Ogrocki/AP On May 20th, a twister ripped through the town of Moore, Oklahoma, killing two dozen people. The day after, the citizens of Moore were left to pick up the pieces of hundreds of demolished homes and mourn the loss of loved ones. Those who lost loved ones are not going to be […]

REVIEW: Carrington Farms Milled Flax Paks

REVIEW: Carrington Farms Milled Flax Paks

Flax seeds have been popping up everywhere, even in mainstream foods in convenience stores. What is so great about flax seeds? Flax seeds pack a large amount of omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber and have been shown to benefit men and women suffering from breast and prostate cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty […]

Susan Squibb’s Five Beauty Essentials

Susan Squibb’s Five Beauty Essentials

Generally, my skincare essentials are plant based. I keep it simple for my sensitive skin and my conscious consumer ethics. Moisturizers are essential in Colorado’s dry climate. I use a couple of hemp seed lotions to absorb the beneficial and deeply penetrating properties of the oil into my skin.  Sunscreen is also a must to […]

Lindsey Beck: Living Dead Girl

Lindsey Beck: Living Dead Girl

It is in our weakest moment that we discover how strong we really are. Being abandoned and left for dead by the pharmaceutical poisoners and closed-minded medical community leaves one weak physically, mentally and spiritually. I met one such walking dead girl who had already brought herself back to life through strength of conviction, a […]

Education Is A Right, Not A Commodity

Education Is A Right, Not A Commodity

PHOTO: Students peacefully protesting in solidarity with the Occupy Movement are pepper sprayed by University Police at the University of California at Davis. November 18, 2011 All around the country, traditionally “bad” neighborhoods have been gentrifying, but not because of any government policy—because an entire generation is being priced out of the middle class. This […]

Seniors and Cannabis Stigma: No More “Reefer Madness”

Seniors and Cannabis Stigma: No More “Reefer Madness”

PHOTO: “Brownie Mary” Rathbun Ladybud readers agree that cannabis prohibition causes societal harms, and we can be counted at ballot boxes across the nation. But, our votes do not add up to a clear win for legalization. Instead, it is the 10% of people who “swing vote” on this issue that control the fate of […]

Is Weed The New Wine? See Who’s Out In The Open Singing Pot’s Praises

Is Weed The New Wine? See Who’s Out In The Open Singing Pot’s Praises

Video and article from FOX29 Philadelphia featuring Jay Lassiter, Kevin Clough and Ladybud Publisher Diane Fornbacher.  PHILADELPHIA -It is the most widely used illegal drug in the world. An estimated 18 million Americans say they are regular users of marijuana.But who is smoking pot may – or may – not surprise you. FOX 29’s Chris […]

The Economics of Extortion: Could Cannabis Replace the Leukemia Drug Gleevac?

The Economics of Extortion: Could Cannabis Replace the Leukemia Drug Gleevac?

What is the moral difference between threatening a person’s life to extort a million dollars and charging a person a million dollars for a lifesaving drug? If the answer appears obvious to you, slow down. While a desperate patient taking out a second mortgage on their home to save their life may feel the victim […]

Humboldt Kannabis Candy Vanilla Kush Apple Pie

Humboldt Kannabis Candy Vanilla Kush Apple Pie

“The Original OG”, the “Mecca of Cannabis,” and “The True Garden of Eden” are names that refer to one place I mention in my book— The Emerald Triangle. I was invited to this historic place last year for the Emerald Cup, which turned out to be a life-changing experience for me. Leaving my rugged mountain home with my […]