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:

Helping the Homeless and People in Need Feeds the Good in Everyone

Helping the Homeless and People in Need Feeds the Good in Everyone

With an estimated 7.9 million unemployed and over 500,000 homeless in the U.S., we are seeing an immense amount of our population in desperate need for basic necessities. Sometimes, we feel pressure when we are walking down the street or stopped at a light and people in are obvious need or asking for some kind […]

Lady Business: Nina Parks of Mirage Medicinal in San Francisco

Lady Business: Nina Parks of Mirage Medicinal in San Francisco

Nina Parks is the CEO of Mirage Medicinal, a California state-certified medicinal cannabis cooperative that delivers anywhere within San Francisco city limits. Nina is not only a businesswoman in the cannabis industry, she is also an artist, poet, community organizer and activist. Parks is also one of the co-founders of Supernova Women, a San Francisco […]

Ladybud Writer Picks for End of Year Giving 2015

Ladybud Writer Picks for End of Year Giving 2015

Below readers will find organizations and individuals who have helped the medicinal and adult use cannabis cause as well as overall drug policy reform (which includes shining light on reducing for-profit prisons, juvenile detention, prisoner/family support). These organizations and individuals deserve our financial support for their work as it benefits us all on a national […]

Poem: Ode to Mama

Poem: Ode to Mama

She was the cool hand on a delirious, feverish child’s forehead The soothing singsong voice of love without words Mama, mama, mama… Yes, she was a mama But once she was a little girl as well Skipping barefoot through a path in the jungle Plucking papaya from up on high Laughing through poverty with her […]

Jesus Would Want Women to Have Orgasms

Jesus Would Want Women to Have Orgasms

Listen, I don’t know Jesus. Never met the guy and do not go to church save for the occasional wedding or funeral although I would guess the dude didn’t have blond hair and blue eyes. Nothing against people with those physical traits, I’ve dated quite a few of them and am married to a redheaded […]

Woman Cavity Searched with Niece During Roadside Stop By Police in Texas Fighting Back with House Bill 4071

Woman Cavity Searched with Niece During Roadside Stop By Police in Texas Fighting Back with House Bill 4071

The Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers has shown up on Ladybud Magazine’s radar the past few years for what seems to be accepted mode of behavior for criminal violation when it comes to roadside body cavity searches. Time and time again, we have seen DPS in Texas brought to court by citizens pulled over and victimized for […]

Lady Business: Megan Schwarting of Kush Creams

Lady Business: Megan Schwarting of Kush Creams

Kush Creams are Washington’s most award-winning cannabis product. In 2012 and 2013, Kush Creams won Best Non-Edible Medically-Infused Product at the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup in Seattle for their Super Sour Diesel/Perma Frost that features delightful ingredients like peppermint, cassia, cinnamon, menthol, and cinnamon bark. The company was founded and is owned and operated by Megan […]

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: Tipping Point May 8-9 FREE Conference Riverside, CA

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: Tipping Point May 8-9 FREE Conference Riverside, CA

Tipping Point 2015 is a free 2 day reentry law conference and community building forum for legal service providers, advocates, community members, and formerly incarcerated people. The first day of the conference will bring expert panelists with a focus on best practices and remedies available to help formerly incarcerated people overcome barriers to reentry. The second day […]

Lady Business: Cheri Sicard, Activist and Author of Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women

Lady Business: Cheri Sicard, Activist and Author of Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women

Not only is Cheri Sicard the author of the newly released book Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women but she is also also an activist of the highest regard. When she is not writing, she is protesting the drug war and constantly working to free those with egregious sentences caught in the crosshairs of the […]