Monthly Archives: May 2014

1986 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year Serving Life Sentence for Marijuana

1986 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year Serving Life Sentence for Marijuana

Racing fans might wonder whatever happened to one the world’s most exciting young stars, 1986 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, Randy Lanier.  These days Lanier can be found at Coleman Federal Prison in Florida where he is in his 26th year of incarceration serving a sentence of life without parole for a first time, nonviolent, […]

Denver Mayor and CO Governor Betraying Voters on Cannabis

Denver Mayor and CO Governor Betraying Voters on Cannabis

IMAGE: Counties of CO by the plurality their votes for & against Colorado Amendment 64 via WIKIPEDIA Commons Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, who still thinks Cannabis is a gateway drug, is not in favor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) series called “Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series”. Denver’s Excise & Licenses Department sent a letter to the […]

It’s Time to Grow: Hemp History Week June 2-8, 2014

It’s Time to Grow: Hemp History Week June 2-8, 2014

Every day, more and more Americans discover the benefits of hemp. This ever-expanding market includes healthy food and body care products, as well as eco-friendly textiles, clothing, auto parts, and building materials. But despite hemp’s growing popularity, an outdated and misguided Federal policy – created in the 1930s – currently prevents U.S. farmers from growing […]

One Parenting Rule EVERY Family Should Follow

One Parenting Rule EVERY Family Should Follow

Trigger warning: This article discusses child death (via hyperthermia). After a long, hard winter, spring is finally here. With the rising temperatures, however, an insidious risk also creeps back into the lives of those who care for small children. Every summer, the horror stories trickle in from across the country: tales of silent or sleeping […]

Cannabis and Speed Dating in the Legalization Age

Cannabis and Speed Dating in the Legalization Age

Cannabis reform activist Theresa Collins is a Paralegal/Legal Assistant at PKN Law, Miss High Times March 2013, and Regional Coordinator at Pittsburgh Norml Women’s Alliance. Here she discusses her latest project – “Stoner Speed Dating” – with Ladybud. Ladybud: Why Stoner speed dating? Theresa Collins: I chose to do a Stoner Speed Dating event because in our […]

Glioblastoma, Memories, and Cannabis: Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Glioblastoma, Memories, and Cannabis: Brain Tumor Awareness Month

I vividly remember the day I learned my father had a brain tumor. I was staying with my mother at my cousin’s house, near the hospital where I was getting chemotherapy for my own cancer. I was about to go on a walk – I tried to do some kind of exercise every day because […]

Compassion Alchemy: Finding a Balance Between Caring and Suffering

Compassion Alchemy: Finding a Balance Between Caring and Suffering

PHOTO: James Jordan Suffering and compassion: do they go hand-in-hand?  Are they akin to Mother Theresa and the poor, forever together as though stuck in perpetual balance?  Or is that even balance? To me, balance of two opposites cancels them both out.  Makes them neutral, Par, pH 7.   We suffer; and compassion eases it.  Over […]

Legalize ALL Drugs, Not Just Cannabis

Legalize ALL Drugs, Not Just Cannabis

IMAGE: L’Aubade, Pablo Picassso I was entertaining a customer in our cannabis vapour lounge (420 Session) a couple days ago.  We had the usual chit chat and banter about pot–what kind I like, what kind of vaporizers are best, you know, the usual.  Then the War on Drugs came up, and after taking a hit […]

LAST DAY TO VOTE: Help Medical Marijuana Activist Ashley Weber Win New Mobility Vehicle

LAST DAY TO VOTE: Help Medical Marijuana Activist Ashley Weber Win New Mobility Vehicle

Ashley Weber overcame many challenges in her 30 yrs of life. Paralyzed in a car accident at 18, she catastrophically broke her neck (C1, C4, C5, & exploded C6). A 16 hour anterior & posterior neck surgery which involved removing bone from her hip to create a new C6 vertebrae, and fusing her spine with titanium plates and screws from C3 to T1, she had hyper-calciumia […]