Lady Business

Interview With Patricia McArdle, Amazon Grand Prize Novelist

Interview With Patricia McArdle, Amazon Grand Prize Novelist

Patricia Lynn McArdle has been travelling the globe and challenging the status quo for decades.  The solar cooking enthusiast, and retired US foreign service officer worked overseas and in Washington, D.C., from 1979–2006 as a member of the U.S. diplomatic corps. Prior to that,  she served for three years as one of the first two […]

Scissor Sisters: Running The Best All-Girl Trim Crew In Northern California

Scissor Sisters: Running The Best All-Girl Trim Crew In Northern California

by Amanda Bushwacker It’s that time of year again, when migrant farm workers everywhere prepare for the annual marijuana harvest. You may think of us day-laborers as hippies, entitled rich kids who gave up on college sophomore year to slum around the Emerald Triangle trying to earn cash to supply our nag champa and organic […]

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Recently, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg of “Lean In” fame came under fire (again) for being an out-of-touch opportunist. Despite its founder being worth an estimated $400 million, someone from the “Lean In” organization posted an ad for an unpaid intern. Thinking about the absurdity of a young woman providing unpaid help to an organization founded by […]

LADY BUSINESS: Trista Okel of Empower Oil

LADY BUSINESS: Trista Okel of Empower Oil

Feature image credit: Toni Agosta/Shutterboxx Photography When it comes to treating yourself with cannabis derivatives, there are many products to choose from. With a wide variety of cannabis-infused “medibles” (marijuana edibles), medicinal topicals (marijuana-infused lotions and salves) and tinctures out there, sometimes it becomes hard to choose the right fit for you. Designer labels, constituents […]

Pretty Girls Get More Likes: The Life Of A Female Tattoo Artist

Pretty Girls Get More Likes: The Life Of A Female Tattoo Artist

PHOTO: Famous Eye Productions by Joanne Martian “Oh, you do tattoos?”  This is a question I get a lot. Today, actually. Yes, I am female, and yes, I do tattoos. Quite well, in fact. Better than a lot of my male counterparts. I am heavily tattooed and I own the shop where I work now, […]

LADY BUSINESS: Saint Harridan

LADY BUSINESS: Saint Harridan

I first met Mary Going while studying Business at Mills College. Mills is the first women’s college west of the Rocky Mountains. It was founded around the same time California became a state and has garnered a reputation for liberal progressivism; it produces intelligent women in many areas, particularly social justice and civil rights activism. […]

LADY BUSINESS: San Francisco’s Apothecarium

LADY BUSINESS: San Francisco’s Apothecarium

PHOTO: San Francisco’s Apothecarium is located at 2095 Market Street in San Francisco. In the early 1990s, Dennis Peron opened the first medical marijuana dispensary on the corner of Church and Market in San Francisco’s historic Castro District, a cultural and political center for the world’s LGBT community as well as a hotbed for political civil rights […]

LADY BUSINESS: Maggie of Vedge Candle

LADY BUSINESS: Maggie of Vedge Candle

Vedge Candle is a Pacific Northwest company and the brainchild of a new friend I have yet to meet in person, Maggie. Vedge Candles are premium quality soy candles made in beautiful, reusable Weck Jars. From their website: “ Exceptionally fragrant without being overpowering, these are made for the compassionate, eco-conscious, practical consumer.” Maggie’s story […]

LADY BUSINESS: Madeline Martinez of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe

LADY BUSINESS: Madeline Martinez of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe

Madeline Martinez, sole proprietress of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe, is a board member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and one of the founding members of the NORML Women’s Alliance (NWA) Foundation. A grandmother of six and former police officer, she knows the failures of prohibition and is aware of the very […]

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

Photos by Angela Bacca unless otherwise noted.  Is it embarrassing in this day and age to say that I really didn’t know who Jane Klein was besides being the wife of a world famous cannabis botanist? I, like most cannabis enthusiasts am familiar with her husband, Ed Rosenthal. For about forty years, Ed’s been a […]