Monthly Archives: December 2014

Will Congress Use Defense Bill to Turn Apache Ceremonial and Burial Grounds Over to Mining Company?

Will Congress Use Defense Bill to Turn Apache Ceremonial and Burial Grounds Over to Mining Company?

The news coverage of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (the 2014 NDAA) almost reads like a history book. Congress, ignoring treaties and promises of keeping Native American reservation lands with cultural significance under the control of Native Americans, may soon vote to give 2,400 acres of the Tonto National Forest in Arizona to Resolution […]

I Am No Hero: What NOT to Say to Someone Who is Suffering

I Am No Hero: What NOT to Say to Someone Who is Suffering

Contributor Jill Hitchman-Osborn is the author of the Seizing Hope blog, which chronicles her journey parenting a child with epilepsy and her work as a cannabis activist. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve  I am no hero… 1. Please stop […]

PARENTS 4 POT’S 2nd Annual Cannabis POW & Community Holiday Drive

PARENTS 4 POT’S 2nd Annual Cannabis POW & Community Holiday Drive

Parents 4 Pot loves to make a difference in the lives of those in the cannabis reform community. No one knows first hand how terrible this war is than the families of those who are struggling to make ends meet in their roles as an activist, medical refugee, or those serving time for cannabis. They are organizing Amazon.com […]

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

If you’re planning on blowing the hemp socks off of any of your loved ones this holiday season, you will heed well to the following gift suggestions from Ladybud staff and our friends. We’ve got the intel on some of the best products for free thinkers to celebrate the season! Some of the great women business owners […]

POEM: Caged Bird

POEM: Caged Bird

Caged Bird BY MAYA ANGELOU A free bird leaps on the back of the wind    and floats downstream    till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.   But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage […]

First Annual ‘Do It for Nettie’ Day: Cannabis Oil and Congenital Hydrocephalus

First Annual ‘Do It for Nettie’ Day: Cannabis Oil and Congenital Hydrocephalus

“Hydrocephalus” isn’t a term many are familiar with, but Rachel knew what her doctors meant when they told her that her unborn child, who at 20 weeks was too small still to have its sex determined, had the condition. It meant that the child she was carrying, like her previous child, Raquel, would be born […]

Show-Me Cannabis Repeal Day Party

Show-Me Cannabis Repeal Day Party

  Friday, December 5th, is the anniversary of the day that alcohol prohibition was repealed in 1933. This year, Show-Me Cannabis is hosting a Repeal Day Party, in the hopes that celebrating the end of one socially destructive prohibition will help speed up the end of modern cannabis prohibition. Ladybud readers in the St. Louis, […]

Suicide Hotline With Focus on Transgender People Now Taking Calls

Suicide Hotline With Focus on Transgender People Now Taking Calls

Trans Lifeline is a new suicide prevention hotline whose focus is specifically transgender people and those experiencing a gender crisis. Their number is (877)565-8860. Founded by Greta Martela, Trans Lifeline is unique in several respects when compared with other similar helplines. First and foremost, the staff is comprised of transgender people. Additionally, the website for […]

Denver Police Punch Man in Face, Knock Pregnant Woman to the Ground, Erase Video

Denver Police Punch Man in Face, Knock Pregnant Woman to the Ground, Erase Video

Police in Denver, Colorado punched a man named David Nelson Flores in the head repeatedly, hoping to recover drugs they believed were in his mouth. When his pregnant girlfriend, Mayra Lazos-Guerrero, tried to stop the beating, they knocked her to the ground. She falls on her face and large, pregnant stomach. Then police officers turn […]

My Grandfather’s View Of Marijuana and The Truth About Corn Cob Pipes

My Grandfather’s View Of Marijuana and The Truth About Corn Cob Pipes

My grandfather might not appreciate my sharing this here if he were around, I don’t know. But he passed away nearly three decades ago, and I doubt that if I share this now it will bother him much. If I were able to ask him I would, but unfortunately I’m not able to, and I […]