Monthly Archives: October 2014

No Justice, No Peace: Another Police Shooting in Utah

No Justice, No Peace: Another Police Shooting in Utah

Shots rang out. Again. Killer cops from Utah. This time in Roy. A small, tight knit community witnessed the Weber Metro SWAT team respond to a desperate call. A suicidal man, reaching out for help via a suicide prevention hotline, was shot to death this week in what the was being coined by the police […]

NSFW: The Top Eleventeen Reasons to Hate Cannabis List Articles

NSFW: The Top Eleventeen Reasons to Hate Cannabis List Articles

The trendy journalistic habit of trying to reduce complex and nuanced arguments into a handful of McNuggets creates the kind of oversimplified, alarmist thinking that will leave planet earth engulfed in flames. I guess a listicle goes down easy, like a Popsicle, but has the comparable potential for creating nausea and diabetic coma. Yes, lists […]

Prohibition is Scaring and Scarring the Shit Out of Me!

Prohibition is Scaring and Scarring the Shit Out of Me!

Trigger Warning: This article discusses suicide, theft/home invasion and law enforcement dehumanizing a deceased person. The violence due to the prohibition of marijuana has seriously affected my life. In its entirety I have encountered domestic violence, imprisonment due to drugs, imprisonment due to my belief system, gun violence, robbery, dismissal, rejection, unemployment, and now avoidable […]

Remembering Clayton Holton: New Hampshire Activist

Remembering Clayton Holton: New Hampshire Activist

It has been a full month since passionate activist Clayton Holton lost his battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a crippling, debilitating genetic condition. Clayton’s illness was the inspiration and impetus for his activism, and he fought his entire adult life to help guarantee legal, safe access to medical marijuana patients in this country. Clayton was […]

Seized Marijuana Grow Lights Given to Soccer Team in UK

Seized Marijuana Grow Lights Given to Soccer Team in UK

It’s a truly British story: the local law enforcement agency in Greater Manchester gifted a massive commercial grow light seized from a cannabis cultivation operation to the local soccer team. The Rochdale AFC (Rochdale Association Football Club), which is located in Great Britain, is now using a grow light that would have probably gathered dust […]

Moms, Menopause, and Marijuana?

Moms, Menopause, and Marijuana?

I have an amazing mom. She’s kind, unique, and without trying to sell some iconoclastic image she’s completely unafraid to be her self. She let her hair go white in her 40s and stopped wearing make-up in the 80s. She also gave me the movie Reefer Madness as a gift when I started college, giggling […]

Students for Sensible Drug Policy National Conference Recap for Ladybud Magazine

Students for Sensible Drug Policy National Conference Recap for Ladybud Magazine

More than 400 student activists, alumni, and supporters convened in Washington, D.C. the last weekend of September for the Students for Sensible Drug Policy 2014 Conference and Lobby Day. The conference featured educational breakout sessions hosted by panels of well-known experts in the drug policy reform, harm reduction, and cannabis industries. An on-site Job Fair […]

Colorado Health Department Suggests Edibles Ban to State Regulators

Colorado Health Department Suggests Edibles Ban to State Regulators

Cannabis aficionados and marijuana business people in Colorado are often thought of as having won the battle by those not in the state. The truth is far less black and white. There is still opposition to cannabis legalization and strong support for re-introducing prohibition policies in some circles. In short, the political atmosphere in Colorado […]

Cannabis Doesn’t Cure Breast Cancer…Yet

Cannabis Doesn’t Cure Breast Cancer…Yet

As Pinktober draws to a close, I realize that I haven’t yet written the article I promised for October 1. I got waylaid because despite the fact that I was pronounced “cancer free” more than 3 years ago, my personal time is still being taken up with breast cancer shit. “It’s all over now,” gushed […]