Monthly Archives: November 2013

Genocide & The Thanksgiving Day Myth

Genocide & The Thanksgiving Day Myth

Above: “Enlightened and Christian Warfare in the 19th Century–Massacre of Indian Women and Children in Idaho” published in “Frank Leslie’s Illustrated,” August 1868. Article republished with permission from Popular Resistance. The Defining and Enabling Experience of Our “Civilization”  As we again plan to celebrate what US “Americans”call Thanksgiving, let us pause for a moment of […]

PLAYLIST: Mixmatchin’ T-Day Tunes

PLAYLIST: Mixmatchin’ T-Day Tunes

Relax, take a load off, pause for a moment and reflect on everything you’re thankful for. Breathe in the good, breathe out the bad, inhale, exhale (feel free to inhale a few extra times more if visiting relatives are driving you crazy). And then, check out these funky, family-friendly tunes while you cook, eat, and […]

REVIEW: Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap

REVIEW: Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap

Kirk’s Natural is a family owned and operated company. We like Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap because it’s so gentle on the skin, lasts a long time even when submerged by a staff member’s toddler because he likes “cloudy water” for his pirate ghost ship adventures.  Not only is the soap lightly scented with a citrus-y aura but […]

Hemp Bill Approved in New Jersey

Hemp Bill Approved in New Jersey

“The New Jersey Assembly of Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 4-1 in favor of Assembly Bill 2415. This legislation would legalize the licensed cultivation of industrial hemp. Members of NORML New Jersey including Executive Director Evan Nison were present to testify in favor of this legislation. – via Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director Ladybud […]

Reform Activists Give Thanks

Reform Activists Give Thanks

We here at Ladybud Magazine are grateful for the year we’ve had with you, our readers, while we find our voices to lend to socially progressive issues — not just cannabis or overall drug policy reform, though we focus strongly on these issues. Our voices also allow us to unite with our brothers and sisters in […]

5 Youtube Cover Songs That Are Better Than the Originals

5 Youtube Cover Songs That Are Better Than the Originals

PHOTO: Anthony Catalano Ever looked for a particular song on youtube and instead found dozens or even hundreds of cover versions? Yes, we agree, some of them undoubtedly suck, but others are true gems. Here are 5 covers of popular songs that we daresay improve on the originals. 1. Lorde’s “Royals” by Megan Davies and […]

The Diary of a Mother’s Fight for Medical Cannabis Access

The Diary of a Mother’s Fight for Medical Cannabis Access

PHOTOS COURTESY OF DANIELLE KEYSER It’s Sunday morning. I look over at the clock beside my bed at 5:59 a.m., just seconds before the alarm starts to buzz. I roll over, place my hand gently on my daughter’s chest, and wait to feel the subtle rise and fall of her ribcage. Ahhh, Anna is breathing. […]

Senator Daylin Leach: Pennsylvania Should Ease Marijuana Restrictions

Senator Daylin Leach: Pennsylvania Should Ease Marijuana Restrictions

Over the past year, I’ve introduced legislation which would both legalize medical marijuana, and legalize marijuana for all purposes including recreational. I still believe that these are both necessary and inevitable pieces of legislation. However, politics is famously “the art of the possible.” So I am not opposed to taking baby steps to move the […]

Catch-422: How The War On Cannabis Ties Us Up In Knots

Catch-422: How The War On Cannabis Ties Us Up In Knots

ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF JOHN DVORAK With a tip of my hempen chapeau to Joseph Heller, I have identified a phenomenon I call “Catch-422.” With the full-throated (and paid for) assistance of the mainstream media for the last 70+ years, our government’s Reefer Madness campaign has demonized cannabis, stigmatized entire classes of society and destroyed […]

From Seed to Cure: A New Internet Radio Show

From Seed to Cure: A New Internet Radio Show

A new internet radio show, From Seed to Cure Radio, launches today, November 16, at 9am PST. The hour-long show is scheduled to run weekly, and plans to feature guests from advocates to experts to medical patients and parents. Listeners are encouraged to call in with questions and comments at (347) 215-6076. This week’s show, hosted by Peter […]