Monthly Archives: October 2014

Happy Halloween, Blessed Samhain and a Beautiful Dia de los Muertos from Ladybud

Happy Halloween, Blessed Samhain and a Beautiful Dia de los Muertos from Ladybud

Happy Halloween from everyone at Ladybud Magazine to all of our readers! We’d also like to offer everyone a Blessed Samhain, Happy New Year, and a Blessed Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead. Whether you’re celebrating today by taking the little ones trick or treating, by staying home with a scary book or movie, […]

Oregon Needs You to Help Get Out the Vote for Yes on 91

Oregon Needs You to Help Get Out the Vote for Yes on 91

We need you! There is only 5 days left to vote! Only a quarter of registered voters in Oregon have returned a ballot so far. We need your help to make sure everyone has a voice this election. Can we count on you? Click here to sign up. Join us this Sunday, November 2nd from […]

Mainstream Media Dismisses Halloween Marijuana Candy Scare

Mainstream Media Dismisses Halloween Marijuana Candy Scare

The Denver Police started a fresh wave of reefer madness when they issued a warning two weeks ago about the possibility of unscrupulous people trying to sneak marijuana-infused candies into kid’s trick or treat bags. Since then, police departments in Kauai, Hawaii and San Diego, California have also issued public statements warning parents to check […]

Poem: Wild Fields

Poem: Wild Fields

I look like shit, like hay hair dry and unbrushed, eyelids sparkling with grease and sensibilities are sedated. So very lady-like this survival, required suppression to create the space I need to work my way to take back the farm the vines and trees and all the fruit I will bear. My crops, untended by […]

Prohibitionists to Defend Schedule I Classification of Marijuana in Court Today

Prohibitionists to Defend Schedule I Classification of Marijuana in Court Today

Last Friday, a Federal Court in Sacramento, California began a historic hearing; U.S. District Judge Kimberlly Mueller is hearing evidence regarding the Schedule I classification of marijuana by the Federal Government of the United States of America. The hearing has already extended past the original estimate of three days. Defense attorneys for a group accused […]

A Time to Sow: Chile Plants Cannabis Seed for Medical Marijuana Program

A Time to Sow: Chile Plants Cannabis Seed for Medical Marijuana Program

Chile has permitted the planting of a 9,150 square-foot cannabis garden in the capital city. The heavily guarded marijuana grow operation is a one-year probationary program that the Chilean government greenlit in response to the lobbying efforts of a a very sick citizen. Cecilia Heyder has had lupus for five years. According to the BBC, […]

Cops Gone Wild: What T-Shirtgate Exposes About Police Culture

Cops Gone Wild: What T-Shirtgate Exposes About Police Culture

Can someone pass the Advil? I have had a raging headache keeping up with the media coverage on what can only be described as T-Shirtgate. Last week a San Diego multi-jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force (NTF) consisting of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, DEA and other state and local agencies served a search warrant on an […]

Federal Appeals Court Says Maybe Locking Up Marijuana Users Isn’t Appropriate

Federal Appeals Court Says Maybe Locking Up Marijuana Users Isn’t Appropriate

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has handed down a decision condemning the incarceration of citizens simply for marijuana use, even if it is a violation of parole or probation. One of the judges, Reagan-appointed Judge Richard Posner, was bluntly quoted as saying, ““we have our doubts that imprisonment is an […]

Beyond Marijuana Candy: Real Tips for Safe Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Beyond Marijuana Candy: Real Tips for Safe Halloween Trick-or-Treating

A true canna-warrior, Rx MaryJane of Colorado (Teri Robnett), founder of the Cannabis Patience Alliance, “The voice of medical marijuana patients” is addressing the “issue” of ensuring a safe Halloween for trick or treating in legalized marijuana states. Click here to wacth RX MaryJane’s video. The Denver Police Department released a video (linked below) warning […]

Justice for Milton Hall: Mentally Unwell Man Executed by Police

Justice for Milton Hall: Mentally Unwell Man Executed by Police

Trigger Warning: This article discusses police murder of a man who called them for help and includes a link to graphic video of the murder. For much of his life, my son Milton stood up for those who did not have the strength to stand up for themselves. But now he’s gone, gunned down by […]