Monthly Archives: February 2014

Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

Each year New Jersey sends about 22,0000 people to jail for smoking pot.  Waging such a punitive drug policy is costly: annually we spend $127,000,000 clogging up our jails and legal system in the name of marijuana prohibition. But put those eye-popping numbers aside for a second.  Also, try to forget the racial disparity in pot […]

Boadicea: Woman Warrior

Boadicea: Woman Warrior

It was a British woman in Oklahoma City who first compared me to Boadicea, and she was absolutely shocked when I had no idea who the hell she was talking about. “The first woman military leader,” she told me, shaking her finger at me. “The first woman hero of the British.” I think this was […]

RECIPE: Classic Cocktails

RECIPE: Classic Cocktails

Whether you are visiting with a few friends or entertaining a crowd of people, it’s cool to have a handful of classic cocktail recipes in your repertoire. With each of the following concoctions consisting of less than five ingredients and a few garnishes for presentation, these simple recipes are almost effortless to make and add […]

Project CBD Responds To SAM’s CBDisinformation

Project CBD Responds To SAM’s CBDisinformation

By Martin Lee The misnamed Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) recently produced a “fact sheet” entitled, Everything You Need to Know About CBD, that seeks to justify the continued prohibition of cannabis by misinforming the public about cannabidiol and THC. Cannabidiol (CBD), a “nonpsychoactive” component of marijuana, is a hot ticket right now among medical scientists and […]

Stay Strong Dylan Farrow

Stay Strong Dylan Farrow

IMAGE: Vincent Van Gogh, Girl in White in the Woods Trigger Warning: This article discusses childhood abuse & sexual abuse. Dear Dylan Farrow, I don’t know you, and all I know about your history is what I have been able to glean from your letter, your past interview, and the records of the court case between […]

Could Cannabis Really Be an ‘Exit Drug’?

Could Cannabis Really Be an ‘Exit Drug’?

PHOTO: Kara Allyson [Names of some individuals in this story were changed at their request.] When Joe hit rock bottom, he knew it. At age sixty, he’d been drinking since he was sixteen and his liver was a mess. Every time he tried to quit in the past, he failed. “But this time was different,” […]

Women and the Tipping Joint

Women and the Tipping Joint

PHOTO: Erik Gustafson Confession: I’d never heard of Ladybud Magazine until a friend suggested they’d run something I’d written. I might have caught an article from here, but never thought about it until I needed something. Fortunately with wit, groveling, and some dumb luck, I demonstrated passionate interest in pot, politics, activism, humor, and (by […]

Cannabis Activist Diane Fornbacher’s Journey

Cannabis Activist Diane Fornbacher’s Journey

PHOTO: Shutterboxx Photography/Toni Liu Trigger warning: This article discusses childhood abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, murder, & suicide. In a country where popular television programs receive more votes than national political elections, it seems like a miracle when anyone takes an interest in politics. How is it, then, that some people wind up caring so much […]