Monthly Archives: September 2014

Gradi’s Organic Garden: The Joys of Canning

Gradi’s Organic Garden: The Joys of Canning

Preserving foods has been practiced by cooks worldwide from the beginning of time. Whether storing food in clay jars, burying it, freezing or canning, the ability to save food has been essential to survival. As a part of my Mormon heritage (not something I choose to believe in, but can’t deny), we were taught the […]

PA Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill, Removes AIDS, Smoking, Vaporizing

PA Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill, Removes AIDS, Smoking, Vaporizing

The Pennsylvania State Senate voted in a landslide to pass the state’s medical marijuana bill, which had just been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier in the week. There were only seven votes against the bill, all Republicans. Now, the State House of Representatives will need to make a decision, and quickly, if the bill […]

Unpublished Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe: Why Ignore the Freedom Rally?

Unpublished Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe: Why Ignore the Freedom Rally?

Editor’s note: We are publishing this letter anonymously at the request of the author, who submits content regularly to Ladybud. It was submitted to The Boston Globe and was not published. Reefer Madness Lives The Boston’s Globe’s only reference to MassCann/NORML’s 25th annual Boston Freedom Rally was a picture of a religious fanatic who has […]

11 Month Old CO Baby, Angel Lane Place, Removed for Marijuana, Killed in Foster Care

11 Month Old CO Baby, Angel Lane Place, Removed for Marijuana, Killed in Foster Care

Trigger Warning: This article discusses removal of a child from biological parents and extreme child abuse resulting in death. A foster mom taking care of an infant who was less than a year old has admitted to accidentally dropping her on September 12th and shaking her while holding her by the throat on September 15th. […]

Psychedelic Medicine in Mainstream Media? Sanjay Gupta Looks at Psychedelics

Psychedelic Medicine in Mainstream Media? Sanjay Gupta Looks at Psychedelics

Having helped begin the recent mainstream media conversation about medical marijuana and the fact that children are dying due to a lack of safe access, Sanjay Gupta is definitely beloved by many in the legalization movement. Now, he’s setting his sights even higher, focusing on psychedelic medicine in a brief segment aired recently on CNN. […]

Justice for Aiyana: Cop Who Killed 7 Year-Old Girl Sleeping in Bed Begins Trial

Justice for Aiyana: Cop Who Killed 7 Year-Old Girl Sleeping in Bed Begins Trial

The jury has been seated in the trial of Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley, who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl sleeping on a sofa during a SWAT raid that was being filmed as part of a reality television show, “The First 48.” The murder happened on May 16th, 2010. Aiyana Stanley-Jones was sleeping when law […]

British Grandma Accidentally Grows Weed, Cops Respond Reasonably

British Grandma Accidentally Grows Weed, Cops Respond Reasonably

A British grandmother named Patricia Hewitson, from Exmouth (located in East Devon, England), needed some help identifying a pioneer plant, commonly called a weed, in her garden. So, like many people would, she called for an expert’s opinion. On Sunday afternoon, after unsuccessfully asking her Facebook friends to help her identify the five-foot tall plant […]

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Interview with Activist & Speaker Diane Fornbacher

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Interview with Activist & Speaker Diane Fornbacher

PHOTO: Debby Goldsberry (L), Diane Fornbacher (C), Liana Held (R)/courtesy International Cannabis Business Conference Portland, OR hosted the International Cannabis Business Conference that took place during the weekend of September 13th & 14th. The who’s-who of cannabis attended, including international speaker Laura Blanco De Leon, President of the Association of Cannabis Studies of Uruguay. Oregon […]