About Gradi Jordan

Gradi Jordan, a mom who has been a medical marijuana patient for more than 40 years, is an experienced Freelance Writer/Photographer covering all things cannabis while currently based in Tacoma, WA.

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Don’t Shoot: Foam Sword Protest to Protest Police Murders in Utah

Don’t Shoot: Foam Sword Protest to Protest Police Murders in Utah

Supporters of two dead young people from Utah, Danielle Willard and Darrien Hunt (along with supporters of Matthew Stewart, who was killed by a raid in his own home are organizing two protests in Utah to bring attention to these needless police murders. The protests are sponsored by Utah Ghost-Crew.  , they state on the […]

Operation Inspiration: When Community Comes Together After Crisis

Operation Inspiration: When Community Comes Together After Crisis

What happens when a community is affected by a tragedy? A close, loving community comes together in a time of need. They contribute. They donate. But it doesn’t just happen. People have to organize, advertise and work. That work is sometimes done without recognition. This writer is proud to recognize a true “Good Samaritan.” On […]

Dillon Taylor, Danielle Willard and Michael Brown: What Ties Them All Together

Dillon Taylor, Danielle Willard and Michael Brown: What Ties Them All Together

The shooting death of an unarmed man leads to several days of riots and mayhem in Ferguson, Missouri, while the same type of shooting in Salt Lake City leads essentially to silence.  Why?  Why would Salt Lake City residents not raise up, protest or even riot over an extremely similar situation? Dillon Taylor, a 20 […]

Gradi’s Organic Garden: How to Dry Homegrown Basil

Gradi’s Organic Garden: How to Dry Homegrown Basil

Utilizing herbs fresh from the garden is the ideal source for home cooks, however, during the colder months, many gardeners are unable to grow basil and must rely on preserving their precious herb. Readers of Ladybud Magazine are most likely familiar with the drying of cannabis, and basil can be saved in a very similar […]

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Utah has more support than one might suspect for cannabis reform. This article will detail what Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D), District 24 (Minority Assistant Whip), thought about strictly medical marijuana in 2010 (click this link for the original article, published by this writer on 1/27/2010). When originally interviewed on the topic, years before it […]

Pinching with a Purpose: How to Harvest and Save Basil Seeds

Pinching with a Purpose: How to Harvest and Save Basil Seeds

Growing basil is incredibly easy in any garden of any size. A very versatile herb, home cooks find maintaining a few plants within feet of the kitchen a very rewarding addition to their menus for dishes such as pesto. A great example is our Perfect Pot-Infused Pesto, which is also excellent un-medicated. It is an […]

Recipe: Rosemary-Infused Peach Jam

Recipe: Rosemary-Infused Peach Jam

Growing and canning your own food is a lot of work, but more than rewarding, especially when you can create a surprise recipe for someone special. Our garden (located in the Salt Lake valley, click here to link to Gradi’s Organic Garden) provided us when plenty of great herbs this season, with Rosemary getting huge […]

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Training with Twine

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Training with Twine

Gardening is possible in almost any spot, even small, urban spaces. One important method to use when gardening in a small space is trellising. Trellis can be purchased or made, given budget or creative restrictions. The trellis in this article was created out of necessity and NO budget. I wanted to grow something that I […]

Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Basil Gnocchi

Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Basil Gnocchi

Getting back to basics, whether it be by growing our own fruits and vegetables or exploring vintage family recipes, our family seems to have taken a step back in time. Following an illness and with a child in college, our family budget took a hit and we had to learn to pinch it back wherever […]

Justice for Danielle Willard, Victim of Fatal Police Shooting

Justice for Danielle Willard, Victim of Fatal Police Shooting

Justice, for once and all for Danielle Willard? Will a crooked cop and an entire corrupt Narcotics Department in a small Utah town finally see the inside of a cell at the Utah State Prison for Manslaughter? Listen, Utah! Is that the sound of the wheels of justice slowly starting to turn around with the […]