Monthly Archives: August 2014

Book Review:  Caffeinated, An Exploration of America’s Favorite Drug

Book Review: Caffeinated, An Exploration of America’s Favorite Drug

Caffeinated by coffee enthusiast and author Murray Carpenter is a fascinating account of how America’s most popular drug goes unaccounted for in our daily lives.  A sixteenth of a teaspoon of powdered caffeine is a standard dose, while a tablespoon is lethal.  For production of commercial energy shots, sketchy manufacturing facilities in China regularly and […]

Petition: Don’t Leave Roderick Walker in Prison for Life over LSD

Petition: Don’t Leave Roderick Walker in Prison for Life over LSD

Roderick Walker was sentenced to life in prison for LSD well over a decade ago. Now, this non-violent offender is the focus of a national petition to request his clemency and release from prison. Roderick, called “Rudd” by his friends, was born in California to hippie parents, and was reportedly a devout DeadHead before he […]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Big is the Drug Trade?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Big is the Drug Trade?

Did you know that estimates indicate the United States consumes as much as 40% of the world’s illicit drugs? Or that Pablo Escobar wrote off businesses losses from rats chewing on his giant bags of money? A recently published inforgraphic, available on the Top Criminal Justice Schools website, shows some interesting facts about the global […]

Curating Safe Space: What Speech is Protected at Ladybud

Curating Safe Space: What Speech is Protected at Ladybud

Recently, Jezebel ran postings about the issue they’ve been having with violent, inappropriate image comments (called GIFs) being left on posts as a way to harass writers and derail conversations. Many other feminist blogs and magazines have also stepped up to address the issue and how they’ve been dealing with it, including the excellent Dame […]

Pinching with a Purpose: How to Harvest and Save Basil Seeds

Pinching with a Purpose: How to Harvest and Save Basil Seeds

Growing basil is incredibly easy in any garden of any size. A very versatile herb, home cooks find maintaining a few plants within feet of the kitchen a very rewarding addition to their menus for dishes such as pesto. A great example is our Perfect Pot-Infused Pesto, which is also excellent un-medicated. It is an […]

Marijuander Lust: The Seattle Hempfest

Marijuander Lust: The Seattle Hempfest

The first 2 days of Hempfest were a bit cloudy, but Sunday is sunny. The man at the first parking lot I try outside the park said they had raised their prices because they were expecting 100,000 attendees that day alone. He could have been right- the pathways are filled with all kinds of weed-loving […]

New Twist on Gourmet Recipe Delivery Kits from Jane and Mary Box

New Twist on Gourmet Recipe Delivery Kits from Jane and Mary Box

Recipe kits in the mail are not a new thing but these days there is a contemporary flexibility when it comes to being open about gourmet cannabis infused products. Jane and Mary will not ship you cannabis but in their ‘About Us‘ section and all over their site, they are more than okay with … “a collection of healthy, yet delicious […]

Boulder Valley Schools Won’t Allow Rat Cages for Anti-Cannabis Campaign

Boulder Valley Schools Won’t Allow Rat Cages for Anti-Cannabis Campaign

The state of Colorado’s ill-advised anti-cannabis campaign has been rejected by Boulder area schools.  For those who aren’t familiar, the program is basically an aggressive advertising campaign targeting teens. Funded by the Department of Health and several other state organizations, this $2 million advertising campaign is meant to deter teens from experimenting with cannabis by […]

Court Upholds Colorado Cannabis Tax in Self-Incrimination Suit

Court Upholds Colorado Cannabis Tax in Self-Incrimination Suit

On Friday, Ladybud covered the story of Attorney Robert J. Corry, Jr, who was arguing in a preliminary injunction hearing in Denver’s District Court against the state’s tax on cannabis sales and cannabis businesses. The basis of the lawsuit is the Fifth Amendment, specifically the right against self-incrimination. The attorney argued that paying those taxes […]

Q & A: Colorado Cannabis Commercial Real Estate with Avalon Realty Advisors

Q & A: Colorado Cannabis Commercial Real Estate with Avalon Realty Advisors

PHOTO Credit: Veronica Carpio via Jason Thomas Facebook account Jason Thomas of Avalon Realty Advisors is not your average real estate broker. He is a pioneer in the marijuana version of the Dotcom Boom in what’s commonly being referred to as ‘The Green Rush’. At the center of it all in Denver and surrounding areas, Jason and […]