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Ladybud Web Show 11/22 featuring Art Way, National Criminal Justice Reform Strategy & Colorado Director of Drug Policy Alliance

Ladybud Web Show 11/22 featuring Art Way, National Criminal Justice Reform Strategy & Colorado Director of Drug Policy Alliance

The Ladybud Web Show on Livestream which broadcasts every Tuesday from 12:30 – 1:30 MST in Denver, Colorado at SoHi Gallery and Hoodlab Colorado will feature Art Way of Drug Policy Alliance (DPA). Art Way is a Senior Director for DPA’s National Criminal Justice Reform Strategy and State Director for DPA’s Colorado Office. Hosts Diane […]

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 […]

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Features Ladybud Magazine Publisher Diane Fornbacher

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Features Ladybud Magazine Publisher Diane Fornbacher

Diane Fornbacher in Portland, Oregon. Photo Credit: Toni Agosta for Shutterboxx Photography in Vancouver, WA This past weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel moderated by pioneer in modern cannabis activism and business development, Debby Goldsberry, on Advanced Cannabis Business at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland, Oregon. My presentation stressed the need […]

The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

Women the world over are ending prohibition…Again. This is the motto of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition, consisting of over 250 members worldwide with 60 chapters “dedicated to spreading knowledge and truth about cannabis and pursuing what should be our rights and freedoms in our own medical care.” The women of the IWCC strive to share scientific studies, medical […]

What A Difference 24 Hours Makes In Marijuana Policy Reform

What A Difference 24 Hours Makes In Marijuana Policy Reform

PHOTO: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signing the medical marijuana legislation into law this week. It’s been quite a 24-hour period for marijuana policy reform. On both the national and international level, marijuana prohibition is being slowly chipped away. Today, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed HB1 into law, making Illinois the 20th U.S. state, plus Washington, D.C. […]

Denver Decriminalizes Psilocybin

Denver Decriminalizes Psilocybin

For many drug policy reformers, psychedelic substances like psilocybin from certain mushrooms have only just become an issue have they considered important. Other organizations, like MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) and this publication, Ladybud, have always advocated for the legalization of psychedelics. In fact, we have examined the number of popular psychedelic substances […]

Even the World Health Organization Sees the Benefit of Medical Cannabis

Even the World Health Organization Sees the Benefit of Medical Cannabis

Legal reform for both recreational and medical cannabis are international issues. While we often focus on domestic issues here at Ladybud, we also track developing progress in other countries. Few organizations are as perfectly poised as the United Nations to drastically change the way that the international community handles cannabis. For decades, the United States […]

Domestic Prohibition to Blame for ‘Death Penalty’ Drug Cases

Domestic Prohibition to Blame for ‘Death Penalty’ Drug Cases

People across the western world reacted with shock and horror when they learned that a British citizen faces serious punishment for the possession of cannabis oil in Bali, Indonesia. In fact, early articles reporting the issue screamed that he could face the death penalty for his relatively minor charges. Many people were quick to point […]

Kick Off Mother’s Day Weekend on May 11 with the 6th Annual Mother’s High Tea in Denver

Kick Off Mother’s Day Weekend on May 11 with the 6th Annual Mother’s High Tea in Denver

In Denver, Colorado on Friday, May 11, the Sixth Annual Mother’s High Tea presented by Eden Labs will be taking place at the McNichols Civic Center Building, a perfect way to start Mother’s Day weekend. Mother’s High Tea is an exceptional event that is both pro-cannabis and family-friendly, a unique combination among numerous advocacy and industry […]

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 […]