Monthly Archives: January 2014

How Will Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Laws Affect Families?

How Will Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Laws Affect Families?

PHOTO: Lisa Williams, Creative Commons In May, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law historic legislation regulating the growth, sale, and use of the marijuana in the Rocky Mountain state, and several related bills have been signed or are expected to be signed.  In many ways they are excellent documents and should be celebrated as […]

Post Holiday De-Stressing: 5 Ways to Pamper Yourself

Post Holiday De-Stressing: 5 Ways to Pamper Yourself

PHOTO: whl.travel The holidays are over, along with holiday stress. But now it’s back to work, back to school, and back to the same-old same-old, which can be even less cool than Christmas dinner with the in-laws or that awkward holiday party at the office. While you may be experiencing some sense of relief that […]

I Have One Breast: Life Without Reconstruction

I Have One Breast: Life Without Reconstruction

PHOTO: Abigail Toribio Once upon a time, I had two breasts. They were full, perky, nubile, all that. They aroused appreciative stares from men and envious glares from women. They were beautiful; they were perfect. And then, without warning, one of them went rogue and tried to kill me. Getting diagnosed with breast cancer at […]

Cannabis Prohibition — American Criminal Justice’s Feeder

Cannabis Prohibition — American Criminal Justice’s Feeder

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine There is no greater symptom of America’s failed war on some drugs than the continued prohibition of cannabis. With approximately 1:7 Americans illegally using the sacred herb (1:4 young people between the age of 15-25), no other greater impetus for law enforcement to invade citizens’ private spaces than in pursuit of […]

The Price of Marijuana in Colorado

The Price of Marijuana in Colorado

In the midst of celebrating the first legal recreational marijuana sales in the US in nearly 100 years, there seems to be an awful lot of bitching about the price of legal weed. For every celebratory post on my Facebook news feed, there are at least two critical posts: photos of receipts from adult use […]

PLAYLIST: Victory In Colorado!

PLAYLIST: Victory In Colorado!

We love you, Colorado. You’re a beacon shining like a lighthouse to bring all the other ships into the warmth of freedom. You’re inspiring a wave of change that will wash over our country. It still sucks that you’re the only state where adults don’t face citation or arrest or incarceration for the spiritual or […]

The War Isn’t Over: Legal Marijuana in Colorado Inspires More Progress

The War Isn’t Over: Legal Marijuana in Colorado Inspires More Progress

I watched my friends and colleagues prepare for the big day of legal adult recreational sales of marijuana in Colorado from the highly restrictive medical marijuana “Garden State” of New Jersey with joy in my heart. We have seen incredible changes in the past few years with the passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado and […]

5 Natural Hangover Cures

5 Natural Hangover Cures

PHOTO: Peter Thoeny Are you having a hard time enjoying the first day of 2014 because of the last few drinks you had in 2013? While there isn’t exactly any real “cure” for a hangover, science (and admittedly, personal experience) tells us these home remedies are at least somewhat effective: #1. Water – While the last […]

PLAYLIST: End and Begin

PLAYLIST: End and Begin

Goodbye 2013 and hello 2014! In the spirit of change and renewal, beginnings and endings, the old and the new,  we offer you this swell collection of groovy tunes. Happy 2014, Ladybuds!