Monthly Archives: January 2014

Medical Marijuana Legislation in Pennsylvania: One Patient’s Testimony

Medical Marijuana Legislation in Pennsylvania: One Patient’s Testimony

Editor’s Note: SB1182, the Compassionate Use of Cannabis Act, has been placed in the hands of the Senate Law & Justice Committee. There will be a hearing for the bill on Tuesday, January 28th, where legislators will consider commentary from doctors, researchers, patients, and other experts on the subject. The following is one Pennsylvania resident’s […]

Fighting FIRES: Branden the Brave’s Battle for Medical Cannabis Access

Fighting FIRES: Branden the Brave’s Battle for Medical Cannabis Access

“I’m a winner,” says 11-year old Branden Petro, who likes to carry around his trophies. There is a trophy for soccer, one for baseball, another for karate. But unlike most kids his age, Branden didn’t win his trophies at school – his parents went to a trophy shop and bought them for him when they […]

Reality Check: Impacts of Retail Marijuana on Colorado Economy

Reality Check: Impacts of Retail Marijuana on Colorado Economy

We’re just over 3 weeks into the experiment, and with all the media coverage and opinion pieces on retail marijuana in Colorado one thing is becoming blatantly clear: the real reason most prohibitionists think marijuana consumers should be sent to jail or forced into rehab is simply because they don’t like marijuana or the people […]

New Rules for Cannabis in Colorado – a Bane or a Boon?

New Rules for Cannabis in Colorado – a Bane or a Boon?

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine The Marijuana Enforcement Division of Colorado has released a new set of permanent rules governing the nascent cannabis industry in that state.  In response to a recent article that appeared in the Denver Westword Blog, some have been quick to criticize these guidelines, implying that they’re effectively banning solvent-based extracts, or […]

Please Help Save Breannyn’s Mommy Jess Roberts

Please Help Save Breannyn’s Mommy Jess Roberts

Meet singer Jess Roberts. Originally from New Martinsville, West Virginia, 37-year-old Roberts now resides in Morgantown where she lives with her fiance, Brian, and beloved daughter, Breannyn Grace. Jess has been singing professionally since the age of 18 and has toured all over the US with countless amazing musicians including the legendary Bo Diddley. Jessica has been […]

Winter Blues, Winter Memories

Winter Blues, Winter Memories

In the words of Elton John, “sad songs say so much.” We didn’t include Elton here, though we definitely get some bonus points for making a playlist including both Sisters of Mercy and Linda Ronstadt and actually making it work. Moody, reflective, and haunting, this collection is a soundtrack for a major case of the […]

Gov Chris Christie’s Curious Brand of Vengeful Politics Not Limited to Actual Rivals

Gov Chris Christie’s Curious Brand of Vengeful Politics Not Limited to Actual Rivals

Image Courtesy: Donkey Hotey Jay Lassiter, political consultant, sometimes writer for Ladybud Magazine and board member at the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey yesterday wrote on his blog for PolitickerNJ.com about the travails of the state bungled medical marijuana program and how Governor Christie’s political bullying isn’t simply directed at those who displease the beleaguered […]

Why the [Pot Pun] Super Bowl Matters

Why the [Pot Pun] Super Bowl Matters

PHOTO: Jeramey Jannene, Creative Commons It’s with a heavy heart that I write this. My commenting on sports at all except the obligatory “Go Mizzou” is pretty laughable. I’m no athlete – aside from tailgating, dumb hats, cheerleaders, and local pride I don’t find the concussions, play-by-play commenting, “start-and-stoppiness,” or the needless Gatorade dumping football […]

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer, PART 2

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer, PART 2

By “Bud Doc” PART TWO, click here for PART ONE I have thought about killing myself many, many times. At 16, I took a knife to my wrists. Fortunately, I am an idiot and didn’t do it right. Although in my defense, I didn’t have Google back then… In 2009, I took too many pills […]

Put the Power Here: Reiki and Cannabis as Partners in Healing

Put the Power Here: Reiki and Cannabis as Partners in Healing

I am one of America’s uninsured, and have been for a large portion of my adult life. It’s not that I don’t want insurance, just that I haven’t always followed a career path where that has been an option or a given. As a result, I’ve learned much about a wide variety of natural and […]