Activism

Around the World in Nine Months with Ladybud Web Show Co-Host and Activist Crystal Guess

Around the World in Nine Months with Ladybud Web Show Co-Host and Activist Crystal Guess

Crystal Guess helped launch Women’s Marijuana Movement back in 2010 at the Colorado State Capitol building. Before that, she was the Managing Director for the Professional Bartending School based out of Arlington, Virginia. It is one of the largest, most prestigious bartending schools in the country.  She lived and worked in the alcohol world for years without […]

IDAHO: Children Removed From Mother When She Treats Daughter with Cannabis for Pharmaceutical Related Seizure

IDAHO: Children Removed From Mother When She Treats Daughter with Cannabis for Pharmaceutical Related Seizure

Kelsey Osborne’s daughter, Madyson, was being treated for a non-seizure related disorder with the pharmaceutical drug Risperdal (Risperidone) and was taken off of the drug without her mother’s knowledge or consent in early October. Afterward, her daughter began to display seizure-like symptoms, was vomiting, acting in an uncharacteristic manner and was begging for relief. Kelsey prepared a […]

Powerful Women to Book for Cannabis & Drug Policy Reform Events

Powerful Women to Book for Cannabis & Drug Policy Reform Events

In the era of basic dime-a-dozen get-rich-quick-off-marijuana-conferences that seem to be taking place at any given moment, I recommend those of us with skills to offer cut our losses and start our own goddamn conferences with more interesting lineups.  Over the past few years, I had the great honor of meeting talented people around the […]

Pediatric Cannabis Patient Families Who Need Your Support

Pediatric Cannabis Patient Families Who Need Your Support

Imagine your child has a life-threatening illness that conventional pharmaceuticals have not been able to fully control. Now, imagine you’ve found something that does work (medical Cannabis) but you can’t access it on the legal market, do not qualify for it in a medical state, cannot be sure of its quality, and to top it […]

Colorado Medical Cannabis Lawsuit Seeks Local Patients to Fight Cruel Plant Restrictions

Colorado Medical Cannabis Lawsuit Seeks Local Patients to Fight Cruel Plant Restrictions

by Bridget Seritt Media coverage of Colorado’s quasi-legalization has led to the impression that its citizens have safe, affordable access to medical cannabis everywhere in the state.  Sensationalist stories about funding schools, scholarships, and homeless-aid programs have made international news.  What isn’t being told are the stories of patients still being persecuted, prohibition seeping back […]

Poem: Civil Disobedience

Poem: Civil Disobedience

Because symbols have power a woman refused to give up her seat, laborers walked 24 days to refuse to pay a tax, a woman starved herself while incarcerated for demanding a voice, untold thousands took to the streets, proudly refusing to be invisible or silent anymore, and a woman climbed a flagpole.   Because symbols […]

Helping the Homeless and People in Need Feeds the Good in Everyone

Helping the Homeless and People in Need Feeds the Good in Everyone

With an estimated 7.9 million unemployed and over 500,000 homeless in the U.S., we are seeing an immense amount of our population in desperate need for basic necessities. Sometimes, we feel pressure when we are walking down the street or stopped at a light and people in are obvious need or asking for some kind […]

Will 2016 Be the Year of Weed and Women?

Will 2016 Be the Year of Weed and Women?

As 2015 drew to a close, many of us did what we do each year at this time: reflect on the changes to our culture and personal lives that happened over the last year. 2015 was surprising in a lot of ways. It saw real, if biased, mainstream media attention focused on police brutality and […]

Lady Business: Nina Parks of Mirage Medicinal in San Francisco

Lady Business: Nina Parks of Mirage Medicinal in San Francisco

Nina Parks is the CEO of Mirage Medicinal, a California state-certified medicinal cannabis cooperative that delivers anywhere within San Francisco city limits. Nina is not only a businesswoman in the cannabis industry, she is also an artist, poet, community organizer and activist. Parks is also one of the co-founders of Supernova Women, a San Francisco […]

Ladybud Writer Picks for End of Year Giving 2015

Ladybud Writer Picks for End of Year Giving 2015

Below readers will find organizations and individuals who have helped the medicinal and adult use cannabis cause as well as overall drug policy reform (which includes shining light on reducing for-profit prisons, juvenile detention, prisoner/family support). These organizations and individuals deserve our financial support for their work as it benefits us all on a national […]