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About Simone Fischer

Simone Fischer is an OMMP patient and cannabis advocate based in Portland, OR. She currently serves as a contributing editor for Ladybud Magazine, and writes for other publications including: Oregon Leaf, High Times, The Weed Blog and Dope Magazine. Fischer graduated with a BS in Women's & Gender Studies from Portland State University.

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Too Stoned? How to Manage Being Uncomfortably High

Too Stoned? How to Manage Being Uncomfortably High

“What do you do when you get too high?” As more and more states begin instating medical marijuana programs and adult legalization, medicating responsibly is priority number one. Safe cannabis accessibility is being addressed, and it’s important to remain adamant about dosing. Before partaking, read this article and stock up on these items to ease […]

Oregon Updates: Gov. Kate Brown Approves Adult Cannabis Recreational Use October 1st

Oregon Updates: Gov. Kate Brown Approves Adult Cannabis Recreational Use October 1st

After long months of drawing up regulation, Gov. Kate Brown finally signed HB 460 into action allowing current, licensed dispensaries to sell cannabis to adults starting October 1st. All adults over the age of 21 are allowed to buy up to a quarter ounce (seven grams) of flower, per purchase. Cannabis products such as: edibles, […]

Help Cannabis Activist Simone Fischer with Crushing Medical Bills & Student Loans

Help Cannabis Activist Simone Fischer with Crushing Medical Bills & Student Loans

Feature image: Simone by Dana Schmitt In December of 2014, I was rushed into the emergency room because I was serious amounts of lower abdominal pain and spotting. Two weeks prior to these painful episodes, my partner Noah and I found out we were pregnant. Noah’s mother rushed me to the ER because we feared I […]

Sex and Endometriosis: A Post-Op Guide

Sex and Endometriosis: A Post-Op Guide

If you are suffering from, or have recently been diagnosed with Endometriosis, an autoimmune disease causing endothelial cells to appear outside of the uterus resulting pain and fertility issues –sex can seem challenging to say the least. There are countless articles that discuss fertility after an endo diagnosis but little, explicit literature has been written […]

How to Pack a Tiny Suitcase

How to Pack a Tiny Suitcase

After my brief trip to Denver for the Ladybud Magazine Relaunch, I was asked to write a “how-to” on traveling lightly for short business trips. The only luggage I brought along was my rolling carry on and a small bag for my wallet and electronics. I did not sacrifice any style and I was comfortable […]

Senate Bill 964: Oregon’s Latest Bungle with Medical Marijuana

Senate Bill 964: Oregon’s Latest Bungle with Medical Marijuana

Oregon Measure 91 officials seem to be forgetting 56% of Oregonians voted for our leaders to create a new system regulating recreational marijuana, not ripping the existing Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) to shreds. Senate Bill 964 will only create a world of hurt for medical marijuana patients and growers. I am a current OMMP patient. I was […]

Doc Ault’s Artisan Medicated Sugars and Salts

Doc Ault’s Artisan Medicated Sugars and Salts

Tested by: Chemhistory Mold/Mildew/Pesticide: Pass THC: 1008 mg per bag (dose: 1 tsp 21 mg THC) Reviewed by: Simone Fischer When people think cannabis edibles, they often immediately regress back to boring brownies. I wanted to review something more versatile, more practical. Now that I am back from surgery recovery and working a fuller schedule (no […]

Don’t Shave: Rock that Body Hair

Don’t Shave: Rock that Body Hair

Body hair from puberty has been socially constructed nuance for women in American culture. I can remember from the first time I sprouted an armpit hair; I hastily removed it in fear that if someone (a boy) saw I would be humiliated. Naturally occurring body hair on women has been a source of shame for […]

Lady Health: Endometriosis Pain & Cannabis Strain Relief

Lady Health: Endometriosis Pain & Cannabis Strain Relief

According to the Mayo Institute: “Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus —  grows outside the uterus (endometrial implant). Endometriosis most commonly involves ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining the pelvis.” What exactly does this mean? When a woman is diagnosed with endometriosis, the endometrial lining builds up […]

Poem: Ferguson

Poem: Ferguson

Not from within, nor from above I look around the world and see no love Fire fueling hate, questions go unanswered Find the light within, quiet dancer. For previous poems published by Ladybud, click here. Photo Credit: Timo Newton-Syms from Helsinki, Finland and Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, UK under (CC-BY-SA-2.0) via Wikimedia Commons