Monthly Archives: January 2014

More Words of Wisdom for Senator and Lady Gaga Fan Jeff Sessions

More Words of Wisdom for Senator and Lady Gaga Fan Jeff Sessions

Lady Gaga said marijuana is addictive, so it must be true, right? Absolutely, according to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). Here are some other words of wisdom from musicians that Mr. Sessions should take to heart: “Ganja is Natural from the earth/Mine cure from I and I head to I and I toes/Yeah, mon/So many cures.” –Batch […]

In the News: Racism and Marijuana Prohibition

In the News: Racism and Marijuana Prohibition

PHOTO: Chuck Grimmett, Creative Commons The surge of attention marijuana has seen over the last year has been monumental. People are fighting for their rights, demanding access to medication, and protesting jail time over a plant. Women are starting to understand their pivotal role in the success of marijuana legalization by reclaiming their identities as […]

REVIEW: Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake

REVIEW: Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake

Attention vegans, vegetarians, and seekers of delicious prepared foods: your friends at Ladybud have discovered something totally amazeballs. Mayan Harvest Bake by Kashi is the perfect balance of sweet and savory, available in a box at your local grocer’s frozen foods section. Yes, we agree that home-cooked meals are healthier than processed foods, but if […]

Why a Pissed Off DEA Director is a Good Thing

Why a Pissed Off DEA Director is a Good Thing

IMAGE: Mickey Martin Michele M. Leonhart, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) had some nasty words about President Obama’s recent statements on marijuana’s relative health risks and disparities in its enforcement at a recent meeting of the National Sheriff’s Association. While video or transcripts have yet to emerge, some law enforcement veterans expressed surprise […]

Gardening Genius

Gardening Genius

PHOTO: Woman in Eden, framed against the Eden Project biomes There really are a million ways to be. I’ve said this before – Cat Stephens’ tune just says it all – but for me, the way to BE must be in combination with nature in some way, shape, or form. The word “amazing” can mean so […]

Monthly Activism: The Menstrual Cup Revolution

Monthly Activism: The Menstrual Cup Revolution

PHOTO: Menstrualcup.co, Wiki Commons If we want to reverse cannabis prohibition and replace it with a common-sense policy on hemp and cannabis cultivation and use, we can’t just sit on our thumbs and keep living life as we always have. It’s imperative that we all get involved. Not everyone can be a full-time activist, but […]

Drug War Addict of The Year

Drug War Addict of The Year

Richard Blackwell famously started the “Ten Worst Dressed Women List” years ago to create a media furor around fashion design. Given the media’s attention to a subject that is frankly trivial, maybe we can redirect them this year to my “Drug War Addict of The Year” award. This title can be won either by an […]

High Time for Cannabis Reform in Pennsylvania

High Time for Cannabis Reform in Pennsylvania

President Barack Obama is speaking out on the legalization debate, saying marijuana isn’t more dangerous than alcohol or different from cigarettes. “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” the President told The New Yorker’s David Remnick in a recent interview. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I […]

Why No Parent Should Support CBD-only Legislation

Why No Parent Should Support CBD-only Legislation

There has been an explosion of newly proposed legislation on CBD-rich cannabis extracts, the type of medical marijuana featured as a treatment for epilepsy in Sanjay Gupta’s “Weed” special in the summer of 2013. Parents fighting for the lives of their epileptic children are desperate for treatment that works, and the power with which these […]

Alepsia + Charlotte’s Web + Extracted Oil = Medical Marijuana. Deal With It.

Alepsia + Charlotte’s Web + Extracted Oil = Medical Marijuana. Deal With It.

Call it extracted oil, call it Alepsia, call it Charlotte’s Web, but the fact remains: it comes from the marijuana plant. Last year, I had a meeting with an extremely conservative state senator in New Jersey. I went along with the mother of an epileptic child, and we talked to him about medical marijuana. We […]