About Diane Fornbacher

Recipient of the NORML Pauline Sabin Award (2012) for contributing nearly 20 years of activism to NORML and many othernational drug policy reform organizations, Diane Fornbacher has shared her skills as a speaker, fundraiser, writer, and parent to expand and advocate for fundamental freedoms to medicate or consume cannabis as a civil right. Diane’s work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Gate, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, Huffington Post, Alternet, DigBoston, and many others. In addition to being a former Member of the Board of NORML, Diane is also co-founder the NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation and the Publisher of Ladybud Magazine.

Posts by Diane Fornbacher:

This Mom Wants Mother’s Day Every Day

This Mom Wants Mother’s Day Every Day

Throughout these past few weeks, I’ve been asked so many times what I wanted for Mother’s day, so I’ve come up with a few requests. Won’t you help make every day Mother’s Day? I hope: …we will be able to implement Good Samaritan laws, where people will no longer fear prosecution if they are a […]

Medical Marijuana Activism & Parenting: Risky Business

Medical Marijuana Activism & Parenting: Risky Business

PHOTO Courtesy of Idaho Three on Facebook: Medical Marijuana Activist Mother and Patient Lindsey Rinehart of Compassionate Idaho one week after her children were kidnapped by the state Being a mom is hard enough. Being an activist mom is even more difficult. Combine parenting with drug policy reform activism while being a cannabis-medicating patient and […]

IDAHO: Children of Marijuana Activists Seized

IDAHO: Children of Marijuana Activists Seized

Note: this is a developing story, please continue to check back for updates… Lindsey and Josh Rinehart were traveling with their friend Sarah Caldwell on a trip through the mountain and had just reached a point where they could receive cell reception when panicked texts from their shared babysitter that the authorities were taking their children started coming in […]

Diane Fornbacher’s Five Beauty Essentials

Diane Fornbacher’s Five Beauty Essentials

Virgin Coconut Oil The only ingredient is simply coconut oil and I am totally okay with that. Not only do I not mind smelling like a breezy beach drink, but I revel in it! I get mine in a jar from the local Asian grocery mart ($3 for 17 oz!) but you can find it […]

Crooked Judges Want Your Kids for Cash

Crooked Judges Want Your Kids for Cash

Edward “Ed” Kenzakoski was a strong guy. He was an all-star wrestler going into his senior year at James M. Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA and was actively scouted since 9th grade. He was expecting to take the state title and hopefully the scholarships would follow. He had a fair amount of friends, and was […]

Philly 4/26: S.H.I.F.T. (Super Human Indie Female Troubadours) Debuts

Philly 4/26: S.H.I.F.T. (Super Human Indie Female Troubadours) Debuts

Photo credit: Christian Ramierez-Coll Philadelphia, PA – Singer/songwriter Ginger Coyle has announced that she will be hosting a quarterly event at Underground Arts focusing on female artists of many genres. S.H.I.F.T. SHOWCASE will debut Friday, April 26th. Coyle was inspired to create this event during her 2 month stay in Los Angeles where she was a contestant […]

LADY BUSINESS: Madeline Martinez of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe

LADY BUSINESS: Madeline Martinez of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe

Madeline Martinez, sole proprietress of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe, is a board member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and one of the founding members of the NORML Women’s Alliance (NWA) Foundation. A grandmother of six and former police officer, she knows the failures of prohibition and is aware of the very […]

UPDATE: Moms for Marijuana Quilt FOUND, Kinda

UPDATE: Moms for Marijuana Quilt FOUND, Kinda

UPDATE:U.S. panel portion of the Cannabis Quilt was found by the side of the road after an anonymous tip notified Moms of the whereabouts. International panel still missing. The group issued a press release saying:  “Words cannot express our gratitude to our canna-family, the community and the media for all your help. The search is still […]

LADY BUSINESS: Smokies Toke Couture

LADY BUSINESS: Smokies Toke Couture

Having been immersed in the cannabis reform movement and culture for nearly two decades, I’ve seen the gamut of stoner “fashion”. A lot of the pieces are really linear and well, boring. A few exceptions in my collection (which are leaning towards being vintage by now), would be a heart with cannabis leaf and RX […]

Her Name Was Rachel Hoffman

Her Name Was Rachel Hoffman

Rachel Hoffman was young. Oh, she was so very young. And like many young people, she smoked some marijuana and occasionally used ecstasy. She might have even dealt both on a small scale. She had just completed her bachelor’s degree early, in psychology and criminology with a B average at  Florida State University, not an easy […]