Monthly Archives: July 2014

Recipe: Quick Fridge Pickles

Recipe: Quick Fridge Pickles

If Mother Nature is kind and you are lucky enough to grow some nice veggies this summer, especially cucumbers, cauliflower and carrots, exploring the world of pickling can offer a whole new appreciation of recipes and canning/preserving methods. This article will focus on this writers’ garden, Gradi’s Organic Garden, which features all organic fruits and […]

Compassion for Children: Refugees Need Help, not Hate

Compassion for Children: Refugees Need Help, not Hate

Are you a parent? If not, do have children (or perhaps companion animals) that you feel lovingly protective toward? Imagine that love and that connection, and then try to imagine how terrible your situation would have to be to send that person you loved far, far away without you. How desperate would you have to […]

Michigan Dispensary, Medible and Concentrate Bills Move to Senate Vote

Michigan Dispensary, Medible and Concentrate Bills Move to Senate Vote

Lawmakers in the state of Michigan have taken a substantial step forward. A pair of bills that would clarify the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act has finally moved out of Senate committee and will be put to a general vote. One bill, HB 4271, would expand the law to explicitly allow for dispensaries (or provisioning centers) […]

Tennessee Arrrests Post-Partum Woman for Drug Use

Tennessee Arrrests Post-Partum Woman for Drug Use

This article was published as a press release by the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, an organization that defends the human rights of women who are pregnant.   As if the recent Supreme Court decisions were not enough, the last few weeks have been a frightening reminder that it is not just women’s rights to […]

Justice for Geist: Utah Dog Murdered by Police

Justice for Geist: Utah Dog Murdered by Police

Trigger Warning: Police murder of a dog/companion animal. On June 18, 2014, life changed forever in Salt Lake City. What is normally a clean, quiet and safe place to live, settled at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, turned violent and bloody when a police officer from the Salt Lake City Police Department entered the […]

RIP Olivia Marie Newton: 3 Year Old Prohibition Casualty

RIP Olivia Marie Newton: 3 Year Old Prohibition Casualty

The parents of a little girl in New York who were helping to fight for legal medical cannabis in the state are in mouring. The brave little girl named Olivia Marie Newton passed away due to her severe epilepsy on July 10th, 2014, shortly before 7 am. The family is devastated, rightly so, though there […]

White House Says Cannabis is a State Issue, DC Decriminalizes

White House Says Cannabis is a State Issue, DC Decriminalizes

Ladybud has been following the political situation in Washington DC surrounding their recent decriminalization law and attempts to legalize. Many residents and politicians from the District of Columbia have been crying foul as a state representative from outside the District has moved to block the implementation of their decriminalization law. All residents have been encouraged […]

RECIPE: Cucumber Tomato Yum Summer Salad

RECIPE: Cucumber Tomato Yum Summer Salad

Cucumbers are a perfect veggie for the summer. They’re technically fruit, but let’s not split hairs. They’re great for hydrating and cooling you off, and they’ve very easy to prepare. All you have to do is wash them, peel them if you want, and slice them. They’re a great snack for kids because they can […]

Illinois Moves Forward with Medical Marijuana Rules

Illinois Moves Forward with Medical Marijuana Rules

Illinois lawmakers have heard the people’s mandate on cannabis and they are actually doing their jobs! Things have been progressing nicely for the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Rules have been approved and will  be set in place for the state’s medical marijuana program that will allow patients to begin applying for cards this fall. If […]

Los Angeles Shuts Down First Area Cannabis Farmers Market

Los Angeles Shuts Down First Area Cannabis Farmers Market

Much like others that have come before it, the Los Angeles Cannabis Farmers Market, also known as the California Heritage Market is already  being shut down by the municipality in which it was operating. The recently opened market, which first allowed patrons to come in and browse cannabis farmers’ wares on 4th of July weekend […]