Monthly Archives: January 2015

Meet the Black Tuna: An Interview with Activist Robert Platshorn

Meet the Black Tuna: An Interview with Activist Robert Platshorn

Many modern activists tip their hats to the growers, dealers and smugglers who kept cannabis alive and the marijuana market thriving during decades of prohibition and eradication programs. Robert Platshorn a.k.a. Bobby Tuna and his boyhood friend Robert Meinster, dubbed by Uncle Sam The Black Tuna Gang, were responsible for bringing large quantities of the […]

International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco, February 15 & 16

International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco, February 15 & 16

By all accounts, The International Cannabis Business Conference of 2014 was a rousing success. Ladybud’s founder and publisher, Diane Fornbacher, was one of the industry professionals who spoke at the first International Cannabis Business Conference. With only a few weeks until the second International Cannabis Business Conference, many industry insiders are anticipating a powerful and […]

Recipes: Include Hemp at Every Meal with Hemp Seed Condiments

Recipes: Include Hemp at Every Meal with Hemp Seed Condiments

Condiments are spectacular vehicles for balancing the taste and energy of various meals and dishes. Want a bit more flavor? Need a tad more salty taste? Crave just a smidge more richness? Condiments allow us to balance our food exactly as we desire. Hemp Seed Gomasio Rocket fuel, this condiment is. With roasted salt as […]

Independent Film Screening in Philadelphia Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Independent Film Screening in Philadelphia Friday, January 23rd, 2015

In an event which is free and open to the public (although donations will gladly be accepted), the Philadelphia Art Alliance is hosting a screening of three short independent films this Friday, January 23rd, 2015. The event is being put on in conjunction with the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, and it will feature both locally-made […]

Child Abuse Charges for Mom who Gave Kids Cannabis for ADHD, Emotional Issues

Child Abuse Charges for Mom who Gave Kids Cannabis for ADHD, Emotional Issues

The side effects of the most commonly prescribed stimulant medications (like Adderall or Ritalin) for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are truly frightening: higher blood pressure, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach upset/pain, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, dry mouth, fever and nervousness. Those are considered normal; severe side effects include […]

Meet Fred from ‘Big Hero 6:’ Disney’s First Stoner Superhero

Meet Fred from ‘Big Hero 6:’ Disney’s First Stoner Superhero

Content Note: This article contains minor plot spoilers for the movie Big Hero 6. You’ve been warned.   Fred, whose superheo alter-ego is called Fredzilla, is the quintessential college stoner dude. He’s got long hair, a knit cap and necklace inspired by big stompy lizard monsters, an adorkable love of comic books and some questionable […]

Hearing Friday Regarding Industrial Hemp Regulations In Colorado

Hearing Friday Regarding Industrial Hemp Regulations In Colorado

This Friday, January 23rd, 2015, there will be a public hearing in the San Juan Conference Room at the main office for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Vote Hemp and similar organizations are encouraging Colorado citizens, especially those interested in hemp farming, to attend this rule-making session as a show of solidarity. The rule hearing’s […]

European Activism: The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour

European Activism: The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour

It has been described as “activism with a twist,” “a great adventure” and “a sporting triumph.”  The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour is a non-profit organization riding to change the way marijuana is perceived in Europe. In November,  it handed over 100,000 Euros to fund a groundbreaking clinical study into the use of cannabinoids (THC and […]

Lady Business: Erica Edwards, Cannabis Photographer and Reviewer

Lady Business: Erica Edwards, Cannabis Photographer and Reviewer

Dynamism happens. Case in point, writer, photographer, and producer Erica Edwards: proof positive that focused energy, heaped with lots of care and attention, can yield spectacular results in humanity. New York Magazine is currently featuring Erica’s cannabis strain photography, and her writing and photographs regularly appear in the Shakti Yoga Journal. Big media’s growing acceptance […]

Illinois’ Failure to Implement Medical Marijuana Law Leaves Patients in Limbo

Illinois’ Failure to Implement Medical Marijuana Law Leaves Patients in Limbo

The previous Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn, washed his hands of making licensing decisions for the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program before he left office. It was a task he decided to leave to the man elected to take over his position, Bruce Rauner, despite having signed the The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot […]