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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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 […]

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Features Ladybud Magazine Publisher Diane Fornbacher

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Features Ladybud Magazine Publisher Diane Fornbacher

Diane Fornbacher in Portland, Oregon. Photo Credit: Toni Agosta for Shutterboxx Photography in Vancouver, WA This past weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel moderated by pioneer in modern cannabis activism and business development, Debby Goldsberry, on Advanced Cannabis Business at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland, Oregon. My presentation stressed the need […]

Philadelphia: Mayor To Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure

Philadelphia: Mayor To Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Philly NORML Facebook City mayor Michael Nutter announced today that he will sign municipal legislation  into law decriminalizing marijuana possession penalties. Under the measure, penalties pertaining to the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis would be reduced from a criminal misdemeanor to a non-summary civil offense, punishable by a […]

Lady Business: Bethany Moore from National Cannabis Industry Association

Lady Business: Bethany Moore from National Cannabis Industry Association

PHOTO CREDIT: Christie Lunsford for Ladybud Magazine Lady Business is a way for people both in the cannabis movement and industry to learn about the women who are making change happen as we enter a new paradigm of legalization. Ladybud Magazine is setting out to also educate those not yet in legal states — either […]

Poem: Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All)

Poem: Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All)

Different time zones Different lives altogether Sea level to my mountain altitude Your hand touches the tea kettle Thousands of miles away I feel the mint touch my tongue I hear the crashing of porcelain Onto a tiled floor Yet my feet are on carpet There is no tea for me here. In a dresser drawer Lie […]

New Twist on Gourmet Recipe Delivery Kits from Jane and Mary Box

New Twist on Gourmet Recipe Delivery Kits from Jane and Mary Box

Recipe kits in the mail are not a new thing but these days there is a contemporary flexibility when it comes to being open about gourmet cannabis infused products. Jane and Mary will not ship you cannabis but in their ‘About Us‘ section and all over their site, they are more than okay with … “a collection of healthy, yet delicious […]

Q & A: Colorado Cannabis Commercial Real Estate with Avalon Realty Advisors

Q & A: Colorado Cannabis Commercial Real Estate with Avalon Realty Advisors

PHOTO Credit: Veronica Carpio via Jason Thomas Facebook account Jason Thomas of Avalon Realty Advisors is not your average real estate broker. He is a pioneer in the marijuana version of the Dotcom Boom in what’s commonly being referred to as ‘The Green Rush’. At the center of it all in Denver and surrounding areas, Jason and […]

Cannabis Book Review: The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs

Cannabis Book Review: The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs

The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs is a magnificent and thick book with beautiful photos of cannabis, but it is also much more than a sumptuous coffee table album. In the opening pages, readers are told that if they want step-by-step grow instructions, they won’t find them in this book, although you can find step-by-step […]

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Sabrina pictured at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO – PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine I met Sabrina Fendrick in 2010 when we were on the NORML Women’s Alliance Steering Committee. She’s a spitfire and cannot help but to contribute to making the world a better place through drug policy reform with a strong focus on […]