Yearly Archives: 2016

Cannabis Industry Advocates & Business Owners Brainstorm with Boston City Councilors

Cannabis Industry Advocates & Business Owners Brainstorm with Boston City Councilors

The Boston City Council’s Committee on Jobs, Wages & Workforce Development held a working session on December 6 to discuss recommendations the city can make regarding equitable ownership of marijuana businesses. Industry experts, advocates and business owners participated in three panels, and produced a variety of ideas that the Council will present to the state […]

Lady Business: Heidi Keyes of Puff Pass and Paint

Lady Business: Heidi Keyes of Puff Pass and Paint

Heidi Keyes of Puff Pass and Paint is an ebullient, welcoming and talented artist in her own right. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Carthage College in Wisconsin and since 2014, has been on everything from international media to Colorado Public Radio. When out at cannabis movement or industry events, it’s easy to spot […]

Self Care is a Community Service

Self Care is a Community Service

As activists, it is sometimes hard to shut off the heart and the mind, as the world is in perpetual motion and chaos. Social media is rife with cynicism, excruciating news and clap backs. Our President-elect is the embodiment of every bully, elitist, predator, and well, a lot more. As such, the compulsion to DO […]

Lady Business: Activist and Industry Collaborator Dawn Blackman

Lady Business: Activist and Industry Collaborator Dawn Blackman

There are hundreds of cannabis events focusing on medical and recreational cannabis in Denver, Colorado every week. And at these many events, one might notice an ever-present individual helping to register guests, dignitaries, tourists, speakers and patients. That person would be Dawn Blackman, who is currently the Community Empowerment Director for Women’s Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, […]

Around the World in Nine Months with Ladybud Web Show Co-Host and Activist Crystal Guess

Around the World in Nine Months with Ladybud Web Show Co-Host and Activist Crystal Guess

Crystal Guess helped launch Women’s Marijuana Movement back in 2010 at the Colorado State Capitol building. Before that, she was the Managing Director for the Professional Bartending School based out of Arlington, Virginia. It is one of the largest, most prestigious bartending schools in the country.  She lived and worked in the alcohol world for years without […]

The Ladybud Show Debuts on Livestream Nov 8, 2016 Featuring Cannabis Maven Susan Squibb

The Ladybud Show Debuts on Livestream Nov 8, 2016 Featuring Cannabis Maven Susan Squibb

The Ladybud Show, a web show about the culture to normalize cannabis, the struggles of veteran activists as well as industry newcomers debuts as an extension of the online sister blog Ladybud.com. As such, Ladybud Show Host Diane Fornbacher and Co-Host Crystal Guess will continue to merge poetry, current progressive issues, overall drug policy reform, philosophical thought and fun […]

IDAHO: Children Removed From Mother When She Treats Daughter with Cannabis for Pharmaceutical Related Seizure

IDAHO: Children Removed From Mother When She Treats Daughter with Cannabis for Pharmaceutical Related Seizure

Kelsey Osborne’s daughter, Madyson, was being treated for a non-seizure related disorder with the pharmaceutical drug Risperdal (Risperidone) and was taken off of the drug without her mother’s knowledge or consent in early October. Afterward, her daughter began to display seizure-like symptoms, was vomiting, acting in an uncharacteristic manner and was begging for relief. Kelsey prepared a […]

Powerful Women to Book for Cannabis & Drug Policy Reform Events

Powerful Women to Book for Cannabis & Drug Policy Reform Events

In the era of basic dime-a-dozen get-rich-quick-off-marijuana-conferences that seem to be taking place at any given moment, I recommend those of us with skills to offer cut our losses and start our own goddamn conferences with more interesting lineups.  Over the past few years, I had the great honor of meeting talented people around the […]