Monthly Archives: May 2015

Lady Health: Top 5 Strains to Curb Appetite

Lady Health: Top 5 Strains to Curb Appetite

PHOTO: ‘Blue Dream’ by Andy Haggis The popularity of using cannabis as a dietary tool has taken over social media and self-proclaimed gym enthusiasts alike. Contrary to weed’s signature munchy-inducing reputation, certain strains produce a cannabinoid that actually suppresses hunger. THC-V (or tetrahydrocannabivarin) is a psychoactive cannabinoid that curbs appetite and responsible for the “psychedelic” […]

Petition: Pardon 25 Women Serving Time for ‘Drug Conspiracies’

Petition: Pardon 25 Women Serving Time for ‘Drug Conspiracies’

When one reads the charge “drug conspiracy,” it calls to mind kingpins and diabolical plots, not making the simple mistake of allowing a boyfriend to borrow a car. Still, for the 25 women included in this petition, that is generally what these charges mean; they had a personal relationship with someone who was facing charges. […]

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama, Please stop making jokes about weed. And while you’re at it, please stop telling young people that cannabis prohibition reform shouldn’t be a priority. You’ve been called out on this before, but clearly you are still out of touch with what’s going on in America. Yes, pot can make you laugh, and it […]

Connect the Dots in Connecticut with Cannabis

Connect the Dots in Connecticut with Cannabis

The following is an excerpt of a speech John Dvorak gave at the Hartford, Connecticut HempCT Marijuana Awareness Event: We all owe our presence here today to one person who’s worked tirelessly and countless hours organizing, planning, cajoling, lining up the speakers, the vendors, the sponsors and working with the city of Hartford to get the […]

Don’t Shave: Rock that Body Hair

Don’t Shave: Rock that Body Hair

Body hair from puberty has been socially constructed nuance for women in American culture. I can remember from the first time I sprouted an armpit hair; I hastily removed it in fear that if someone (a boy) saw I would be humiliated. Naturally occurring body hair on women has been a source of shame for […]

Poetry: single mom or standard of living

Poetry: single mom or standard of living

single mom or standard of living in the days when you were new we had the best intentions we drove all air-conditioned never a window cracked the slightest soothing music and long drives to lull your spirited self to sleep never mind the price of gas the mileage whatever made you drift and if i […]

Love Sonnet to Mary Jane

Love Sonnet to Mary Jane

Mary Jane, my muse – no simple flower Bestows a light, a clear and different view When answers hide in vex’d times and dark hours, And casts fresh sight, the old told now anew.   Sweet lady love, her arms offer respite; She soothes stone shoulder at each week’s long end. High I soar – on journeys […]

Korra from ‘Avatar’ Battles Bad Guys and PTSD

Korra from ‘Avatar’ Battles Bad Guys and PTSD

Spoiler Alert: This article contains some spoilers for The Legend of Korra, sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Badass lady heroes are often in short supply, and those that are depicted are often either one-dimensional or sadly in need of male rescuers. This is one of many reasons why I fell in love with Korra […]

Ladybud Interview with National Cannabis Patients Wall’s Dana M. Arvidson

Ladybud Interview with National Cannabis Patients Wall’s Dana M. Arvidson

The National Cannabis Patient’s Wall is an advocacy and visibility-based organization, whose primary focus is to help humanize medical cannabis by showing how many people around the world use it (and what they use cannabis to treat). Their primary source of communication with members of the wall is via Facebook, within the 17,000+ strong (and […]