Monthly Archives: November 2014

How Will Obama’s New A.G. Handle Marijuana?

How Will Obama’s New A.G. Handle Marijuana?

The following article was written by Tom Angell and was originally published by Marijuana.com. It is reprinted with permission. Tom Angell is the founder of Marijuana Majority and has previously worked for Students for Sensible Drug Policy. His perspective on the highly political process of having an attorney general nominated and approved is well-informed and […]

Recipe: Chill-Chasing Hot Spiced Apple Cider

Recipe: Chill-Chasing Hot Spiced Apple Cider

Fall is beginning its mad rush toward winter, and the temperature is dropping. In some parts of the country, there’s snow on the ground this morning. I had to kick through several inches of it this morning.  When it starting frosting and snowing, that means it’s time to stave off the cold with some hot […]

Want to Decrease BHO Explosions? Legalize Cannabis Extracts!

Want to Decrease BHO Explosions? Legalize Cannabis Extracts!

The headlines are rather inflammatory: “Police:Marijuana Wax Can Be Explosive,” “Hash Oil Lab Fires A Growing, Explosive Threat In Contra Costa County,” and even the simple “Hash Oil Explosion Leaves at Least 2 Critically Burned.” The fear-mongering about hash oil explosions has been going on for a while, but the tone remains as hysterical as […]

Tommy Chong on “Dancing with the Stars” is Selling Weed to My Mom

Tommy Chong on “Dancing with the Stars” is Selling Weed to My Mom

“Tommy Chong is in the semi-finals! I think he’s the oldest contestant to make it this far,” my mother said breathlessly over the phone earlier this week. “You’d never know he’s a smoker.” She’s right. He is the oldest dancer to progress this far, and he doesn’t seem to be out of breath on stage. […]

The Underground Part 1: A Sociological Exploration of Women in Marijuana

The Underground Part 1: A Sociological Exploration of Women in Marijuana

As graduate school was coming to an end and life was changing, I needed to find a career path after academia. So I naturally turned to the underground Marijuana economy of Humboldt County. Trimming weed to pay the bills seemed like a natural progress for a soon to be Masters in Sociology. I had worked […]

Families Against Mandatory Minimums Lauds California’s Proposition 47

Families Against Mandatory Minimums Lauds California’s Proposition 47

Given that their name is essentially their mission statement, it should come as little surprise that the organization Families Against Mandatory Minimums(FAMM) is approving of California’s recent passage of Proposition 47, a law which reduced penalties for common drug and theft crimes. Founded in 1991 by Julie Stewart, FAMM has been fighting for the reform […]

Remembering Cheryl Miller: Beloved Wife and Friend, Activist and Inspiration

Remembering Cheryl Miller: Beloved Wife and Friend, Activist and Inspiration

I first met Cheryl Miller and her husband, Jim, at the 2001 NORML convention in Washington, D.C.  While I had been a cannabis hemp activist for 10 years, meeting Cheryl profoundly changed my perspective.  She was a woman being wheeled around in a bed by Jim, and was unable to walk and barely able to […]

The Aspiring Lives of Neurons: Women, Their Babies and Cannabis

The Aspiring Lives of Neurons: Women, Their Babies and Cannabis

“Of course it is safe to smoke pot in pregnancy, just take look at Jamaica”! This type of comment perpetuates an “herban legend,” circulating specifically among those in the “it’s safe” camp. The reference to Jamaica is to the commonly quoted work of anthropologist Melanie Dreher PhD RN, who in 1989 conducted a small, qualitative, […]

Why Don’t More Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana?

Why Don’t More Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana?

Yesterday I was at an appointment with a new doctor for a surgical consult, and within the first two minutes of our conversation, he said “I think medical marijuana would really benefit you. Are you interested in learning more about it?” For someone who lives in a state like California, this may seem old hat. And […]

Happy Veteran’s Day 2014 from Ladybud

Happy Veteran’s Day 2014 from Ladybud

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 is Veteran’s Day. The holiday is meant to honor veterans who have served in the armed forces. Ladybud Magazine believes that every day should be Veteran’s Day, as the sacrifices these men and women have made (often including their physical and emotional health) are too often repaid with silence and closed […]