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.

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Lady Business: Shaleen Title of THC Staffing Group

Lady Business: Shaleen Title of THC Staffing Group

FEATURE PHOTO: Shaleen Title by Alison Heckard, Bird in Flight Photography I first met Shaleen Title at a photo shoot for Pot Couture in Brooklyn in 2010 and while that publication is no longer online, we formed a strong bond that exists in this new paradigm of cannabis legalization. She’s one of the movement’s great treasures […]

Lady Business: Susan Squibb the Cannabis Maven

Lady Business: Susan Squibb the Cannabis Maven

Feature Photo: ©Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine Susan Squibb is one of the busiest women in the cannabis industry. She works for Steep Hill Halent Colorado, whose “primary mission was and is to protect the public health by providing infrastructure and analytical services to legally authorized distributors and producers of cannabis and to regulators tracking their operations.” In addition, […]

Lady Business: Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company

Lady Business: Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company

Shawn DeNae is the CEO of Washington Bud Company, Wagenseller Building Company, Cancadia Corporation, A Cannabis Conversation.org.  I met her when she flew me up to Seattle, Washington to address the MJBA Women’s Alliance monthly gathering a few months back to speak on their presentation “Power to Lead”  with other respectable, classy entrepreneurs and activists. […]

Year End Giving: Ladybud Magazine Reader Favorites

Year End Giving: Ladybud Magazine Reader Favorites

It’s almost 2015 but not quite yet! That means it’s time for end-of-year giving. While there are over a million charitable organizations from which to choose, Ladybud Magazine asked readers and staff to suggest a few that are their favorites. Some of the organizations might be recognizable but we’ve made a special effort to include […]

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

If you’re planning on blowing the hemp socks off of any of your loved ones this holiday season, you will heed well to the following gift suggestions from Ladybud staff and our friends. We’ve got the intel on some of the best products for free thinkers to celebrate the season! Some of the great women business owners […]

February 2015: International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco

February 2015: International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco

This post courtesy of David Downs of Smell the Truth, powered by Trumedia and SFGate: Travel writer Rick Steves, columnist Andrew Sullivan, and the folks who legalized cannabis in Oregon this year are among those slated to speak at the International Cannabis Business Conference Feb. 15 and 16 in downtown San Francisco. The event will […]

POEM: Ayahuasca Awakening

POEM: Ayahuasca Awakening

Not a holy Man believer But embracing the goddess She covered all my insides With a purity of nature A thick, bitter juice For good and even measure. Singing began Goddesses and shamans Jazz flutes drums Spanish guitar Chorus rising and falling Shaking the ego loose Shaking me to let go. Fall away noise Be […]

CO: 3D Cannabis Center Welcomed With Open Arms by Salida Chamber of Commerce

CO: 3D Cannabis Center Welcomed With Open Arms by Salida Chamber of Commerce

Photo: 3D Cannabis Center Salida Owner Toni Fox (left) with her husband, Barry (center) and daughter Cheyenne Marie (right)/Credit: Christie Lunsford for Ladybud Magazine On September 26, I had the great pleasure of attending the opening of 3D Cannabis Center’s second location in the quaint, family-oriented mountain town of Salida, Colorado in Chaffee County. Nestled in […]