Monthly Archives: September 2014

Oregon Prohibitionists Want You To Hide Your Kids: The Medibles Are Coming!

Oregon Prohibitionists Want You To Hide Your Kids: The Medibles Are Coming!

 With election day looming in November, opponents of the marijuana legalization ballot initiative, Measure 91, are amping up the reefer madness rhetoric a few notches for good measure. The No on 91 Campaign held a press conference  yesterday displaying a wide assortment of candies and sweet treats, warning ominously that children will be targeted by […]

Colorado Supreme Court Considering Marijuana Use and Employment Today

Colorado Supreme Court Considering Marijuana Use and Employment Today

The Colorado Supreme Court is hearing a case about whether it is legal for an employee to use medical marijuana on their own time today. In 2010, Brandon Coats was fired from his job with Dish Network after he failed a drug test by testing positive for cannabis. There was no evidence that he was […]

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

In a landmark vote on Wednesday, the PA Senate passed a limited medical marijuana bill that would provide some limited cannabis products to certain qualifying patients in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanians suffering from epilepsy, seizure disorder, PTSD, MS and cancer patients will have limited access to medicinal cannabis products. Senators Mike Folmer (R – Lebanon) and Daylin […]

Book Review: Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Book Review: Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Trigger Warning: This review contains discussion of incest, sexual abuse, rape, forced abortion, gang rape, rape of male rapists and the psychological/emotional fallout of these events. Spoiler Alert: Some details will be given that “spoil” the earlier chapters of the book. Tender Morsels is an imaginative, beautiful fantasy novel that tells the story of a […]

Mom Faces Charges a Fifith Time for Taking Daughter off Psychiatric Medicine

Mom Faces Charges a Fifith Time for Taking Daughter off Psychiatric Medicine

Maryanne Godboldo is not a medical marijuana patient, and she is not using cannabis to treat her teenage daughter’s medical issues. However, her legal battle is one that every parent, especially those who use medical cannabis for their own treatment or the treatment of their children, should be following. She is facing criminal charges for […]

CBD Helps Lab Animals Kick Cocaine and Alcohol Addictions

CBD Helps Lab Animals Kick Cocaine and Alcohol Addictions

A recent study published in the journal Alcohol and Alcholism shows what cannabis activists have been saying for years may be right: medical marijuana may present a real tool to help people who struggle with severe drug addiction. Specifically, the study looked at the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on the drug-seeking behavior of animals addicted […]

CO: 3D Cannabis Center Welcomed With Open Arms by Salida Chamber of Commerce

CO: 3D Cannabis Center Welcomed With Open Arms by Salida Chamber of Commerce

Photo: 3D Cannabis Center Salida Owner Toni Fox (left) with her husband, Barry (center) and daughter Cheyenne Marie (right)/Credit: Christie Lunsford for Ladybud Magazine On September 26, I had the great pleasure of attending the opening of 3D Cannabis Center’s second location in the quaint, family-oriented mountain town of Salida, Colorado in Chaffee County. Nestled in […]

Emma Watson and Why She Rules: Pop Culture Edition

Emma Watson and Why She Rules: Pop Culture Edition

Emma Watson’s name has been plastered all over the headlines this week. In case you somehow missed it, she gave a particularly moving speech in her role as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassabor as part of the HeForShe campaign asking men to begin calling themselves feminists (and acting like them too) to help women attain […]

INFOGRAPHIC: How do Fast Food Salads Compare with Burgers?

INFOGRAPHIC: How do Fast Food Salads Compare with Burgers?

The kids are screaming. You were stuck at work late, and there’s still cleaning and homework waiting for you. So when one of the minors in the backseat starts chanting “french fries, french fries, french fries,” as you drive past the franchise deep-fried fast food eatery, you find yourself turning into their drive-through. Now you’re […]