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OPINION: Millennials and the Drug War

OPINION: Millennials and the Drug War

Millennials are a generation of their own. They have been defined in about a hundred different ways from ‘entitled brats’ to ‘driven underdogs’. More members in the age bracket are living at home than ever before, likely as a result of crushing student debt and poor economic opportunities. Millennials are thought of as tech savvy, […]

No More War on People: I Am A Drug Policy Reformer

No More War on People: I Am A Drug Policy Reformer

I am a drug policy reform advocate. Despite being a medical marijuana patient, despite founding and editing one of the first medical marijuana trade journals in the Midwest–the now defunct Midwest Cultivator— and despite the fact that cannabis has played a dramatic role in healing my PTSD, I am not a “cannabis” or “weed” activist. […]

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

The Pot: These are five of the many books that lay the foundation for educated activist to become the most informed, persuasive, and entertaining persuaders they can be. The Marijuana Conviction (Richard Bonnie and Charles Whitebread): Here’s the detailed story of cannabis prohibition in all its racist, ignorant splendor. Nobody provides the historical context to […]

Envisioning a Post-Prohibition World at Psymposia Psychedelics Conference

Envisioning a Post-Prohibition World at Psymposia Psychedelics Conference

Psymposia – Envisioning a Post Prohibition World The snow has melted, spring is slowly regaining its grasp on life as flowers begin to bloom and people emerge from what has been one of the harshest winters ever in New England. It is fitting then, that an blossoming organization offers a springtime continuation of what the […]

Don’t Miss The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

Don’t Miss The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

It’s that time of the year again — it’s the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival! This year’s festival kicked off on Friday, April 17th, 2015 and will run through Friday, April 25th, 2015, hosted at various venues across the city of brotherly love. While many exciting films, including the horror film Grateful Dead and the drama offering The […]

The Ladybud Relaunch Party Was a Blazing Success!

The Ladybud Relaunch Party Was a Blazing Success!

Feature Photo: Kim Sidwell/Cannabis Camera Everyone at Ladybud Magazine would like to thank the sponsors, donors, and attendees who made our second anniversary/relaunch party an evening to be remembered! Fascinating, brilliant people from all walks of life took the time to attend our event last night at the elegant Point Gallery in the Santa Fe […]

A Cannabis-Induced Feminist Awakening

A Cannabis-Induced Feminist Awakening

“Never mind.” A phrase uttered with increasing frequency under specific circumstances: at large social gatherings, high out of my mind. Though marijuana may not be a reliable truth serum (as it was briefly used in 1942 by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services in the interrogation of prisoners of war), it can certainly render its […]

Mary Jane: The Complete Handbook for Women

Mary Jane: The Complete Handbook for Women

The saying goes “don’t judge a book by its cover” but Mary Jane: The Complete Handbook for Women really is a beautiful book. What’s inside is pretty substantial as well because it covers the full spectrum of cannabis as women see it: healer, life amplifier and a perfect vehicle to preserve and achieve more freedom for […]

Smoke Books, Read Weed: Welcome to the Book Club for Stoners

Smoke Books, Read Weed: Welcome to the Book Club for Stoners

I wanted to join book club for the longest time. “Book club is for girls,” they told me, exchanging knowing glances. “That’s definitely never happening,” they guffawed, covering their giggles with an open palm. Once or twice the hostess allowed me to sit in the kitchen with her husband, drinking a beer, catching fragments of […]