Yearly Archives: 2015

Ladybud Writer Picks for End of Year Giving 2015

Ladybud Writer Picks for End of Year Giving 2015

Below readers will find organizations and individuals who have helped the medicinal and adult use cannabis cause as well as overall drug policy reform (which includes shining light on reducing for-profit prisons, juvenile detention, prisoner/family support). These organizations and individuals deserve our financial support for their work as it benefits us all on a national […]

Book Review: ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood and the GMO Nightmare

Book Review: ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood and the GMO Nightmare

If you have strong feelings about genetically-modified organisms, the creeping spread of corporate power and private security firms, or man-made climate change, Oryx and Crake and its two sequels may very well be the ideal dystopian sci-fi books for you to check out. Oryx and Crake was written by renowned author Margaret Atwood, whose impressive […]

REVIEW: Atmos Rx Vaporizer Pen

REVIEW: Atmos Rx Vaporizer Pen

Type: Dry herb combustible pen/vaporizer; waxy vape The Atmos Rx, formerly known as the Atmos Raw, is a great vape for both the novice and expert. Further, it is a must-have for travelers. Packed in its own ready-to-go, water-repellent traveling case, the Atmos can easily be mistaken for an e-cigarette. Measuring half-an-inch wide and five […]

Poem: The Sting

Poem: The Sting

Yes, there is a sting which comes and goes, up and down, a pleasure, a pain, when the heart falls again. The ache is awakening, an etch within the walls of the caverns in our chests, and it evokes the highest of heavens, though feels like the hallows of death. The sensation is divine and […]

How Cannabis Helped Me Overcome My Suicidal Ideation

How Cannabis Helped Me Overcome My Suicidal Ideation

Content note: This article discusses suicidal ideation and may be upsetting to those who have lost a loved one to suicide or those who struggle similarly. Mental health issues and suicide are highly individuated medical conditions, and obviously this extended metaphor will not apply to everyone. It is presented as both a source of potential […]

Oregon Updates: Gov. Kate Brown Approves Adult Cannabis Recreational Use October 1st

Oregon Updates: Gov. Kate Brown Approves Adult Cannabis Recreational Use October 1st

After long months of drawing up regulation, Gov. Kate Brown finally signed HB 460 into action allowing current, licensed dispensaries to sell cannabis to adults starting October 1st. All adults over the age of 21 are allowed to buy up to a quarter ounce (seven grams) of flower, per purchase. Cannabis products such as: edibles, […]

Let’s Talk about Drugs: A Letter to Future Offspring

Let’s Talk about Drugs: A Letter to Future Offspring

To my dearest children Wilhelm and/or Lyra, (Yes, your names were determined prior to the remote possibility of your conception.) Let’s have a serious talk – one of the rare conversations that may leave you squirming in slight discomfort yet which are crucial for us to have. As you enter adolescence, you’ll likely encounter youth […]

Poem: Ode to Mama

Poem: Ode to Mama

She was the cool hand on a delirious, feverish child’s forehead The soothing singsong voice of love without words Mama, mama, mama… Yes, she was a mama But once she was a little girl as well Skipping barefoot through a path in the jungle Plucking papaya from up on high Laughing through poverty with her […]

Review: Acquarella Water-Based Nail Polish in Wicked

Review: Acquarella Water-Based Nail Polish in Wicked

I don’t often paint my nails, partially because I tend to make a massive mess of my cuticles and partially because I hate the smell of nail polish and nail polish remover. So when I heard about Acquarella, a water-based nail polish with a custom, no-stink remover, I was intrigued. I also liked that Acquarella […]