Monthly Archives: March 2014

Phelps and Me: Infiltrating the Westboro Baptist Church

Phelps and Me: Infiltrating the Westboro Baptist Church

Maybe it was ego, hubris, or a general lack of respect that led me to believe that it would be possible to infiltrate the inner sanctum of Fred Phelps and his family. I suspect in my mind it was as innocent as running away to a circus for a day. In actuality, it was more […]

Protest at the Liberty Bell: Cannabis Activists Receive Federal Sentencing

Protest at the Liberty Bell: Cannabis Activists Receive Federal Sentencing

IMAGE: “Old Liberty Bell” by James Cremer, 1821-1893 This past Wednesday, I was humbled and honored to lay witness to a matter of no less significance to the course of history than was The Boston Tea Party itself. In Federal Court in Philadelphia, across the street from The Liberty Bell, True American Hero Activist Chris […]

An Obituary for Sarah: Love and Loss in the War on Drugs

An Obituary for Sarah: Love and Loss in the War on Drugs

IMAGE: Neal Fowler, Creative Commons I looked for her for years. I asked around, I googled her name on the regular. Things would remind me of her now and then, and I’d be flooded with waves of regret that we hadn’t kept in touch. Sarah was the child of two schizophrenic parents. She didn’t know where […]

Florida Medical Cannabis Activist Renee Petro Under CPS Investigation

Florida Medical Cannabis Activist Renee Petro Under CPS Investigation

Renee Petro has already been living a parent’s worst nightmare for years: her 12-year-old son Branden suffers from a rare form of pediatric epilepsy called FIRES, which causes uncontrolled seizures that can be fatal. On Tuesday, a new nightmare began for the family, when Florida Child Protective Services showed up at their home to investigate […]

Oregon Rules Ban Edibles – The Community Responds

Oregon Rules Ban Edibles – The Community Responds

Photo Credit: Steve Morgan via Weedist: “The Oregon Health Authority released draft rules late Wednesday for medical-pot dispensaries to follow when they open as early as next week under a new law. Although medical marijuana will be available at the dispensaries, the agency wants to ban sweets containing the drug because they could be attractive to young […]

RECIPES: 3 Deliciously Springy Asparagus Dishes

RECIPES: 3 Deliciously Springy Asparagus Dishes

Although it’s still snowy in some parts of the country, spring has decidedly sprung in other areas…Which means that asparagus is no longer ridiculously expensive. Whether or not you’re a vegetarian, these recipes are fantastic ways to take advantage of this super awesomely delicious veggie. A much-loved family recipe fondly known as “Summer Shit” is […]

Ladybud Honors International Epilepsy Day – Wednesday, March 26

Ladybud Honors International Epilepsy Day – Wednesday, March 26

Today, Wednesday March 26, is International Epilepsy Awareness Day. Since our launch, Ladybud Magazine has been committed to sharing the stories of people with epilepsy – both children and adults – who are struggling with state and federal laws to achieve safe, reliable, and consistent access to cannabis medicine. Our first story about cannabis treatment […]

Grow Your Own, Part 2: Use Your Computer to Create a Grow Cabinet Design

Grow Your Own, Part 2: Use Your Computer to Create a Grow Cabinet Design

For Part 1, Click Here Editor’s Note: A grow cabinet is a great way to maximize space and create a discreet garden. If you have plenty of space to put your seedlings, you can skip this step and re-join us in the next installment. Any lady can grow cannabis at home with the proper planning and […]

THC Mythology: The Demonization of Mr. T. H. Cannabinol

THC Mythology: The Demonization of Mr. T. H. Cannabinol

A few months ago I was speakin’ to a friend about the herb. She’s been on the herbal for years and years. Hailing from Ottawa, she found no lack of florists. Funny how the closer to Parliament, the more choice you see in these medicinal buds. I mentioned how Cannabidiol was stopping seizures. She had […]

LADY BUSINESS: Georgia Toons

LADY BUSINESS: Georgia Toons

I have enjoyed Georgia Peschel’s cannabis inspired cartoons for several years on Facebook and in numerous industry publications.  Her quirky sense of humor coupled with her adorably cute characters grab people’s attention while driving home the point that cannabis prohibition is a horribly failed social policy.  The following interview and accompanying “Georgia Toons” provide insight […]