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:

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shaming Addicts Does Not Help Them

Shaming Addicts Does Not Help Them

Recently, there was a huge social media trending storm about two adults who had nodded out after using drugs in the front of their car while a child sat in the back strapped to their seat. Instead of trying to help them get medical treatment and assist the child by removing him from a traumatic situation, an officer […]

Colorado Recreational Cannabis Cultivation License for Sale with Lease Assignment via Avalon Realty Advisors

Colorado Recreational Cannabis Cultivation License for Sale with Lease Assignment via Avalon Realty Advisors

Avalon Realty Advisors is exclusively marketing for sale a pending recreational marijuana cultivation license and lease assignment on an 8,000 square foot industrial property in Aurora, Colorado. The space is currently in core/shell condition with approved construction plans and hard contractor bids. Current construction bid to build-out the facility, not including lights is $310,000. The lease […]

Massachusetts Cannabis Prohibitionist Tactics Steeped in Deception, Dirty Dealing, Duplicity

Massachusetts Cannabis Prohibitionist Tactics Steeped in Deception, Dirty Dealing, Duplicity

Prohibition counts on ignorance and making strange bedfellows to perpetuate the human disaster of keeping cannabis from citizens. This past week, we read a great investigative piece by Massachusetts cannabis activist and journalist Mike Crawford who works with the Boston Institute for Non-Profit Journalism about the shady behind-the-scenes dealings of various state politicians on the take […]

4th Annual Mother’s High Tea October 10, 2016 in Denver Colorado

4th Annual Mother’s High Tea October 10, 2016 in Denver Colorado

The Fourth Annual Mother’s High Tea presented by 4 & 20 Blackbirds, an event production company led by Cannabis Maven Susan Squibb that will take place Monday, October 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. BUY TICKETS: CLICK HERE! Mother’s High Tea is an elegant tea party honoring and celebrating women and mothers in the cannabis industry. Attendees wear nice tea attire and come for the […]