Activism

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 […]

Executive Director of the Columbia Police Officers Assoc Posts “Officer Darren Wilson Day” Meme on Anniversary of Michael Brown Killing

Executive Director of the Columbia Police Officers Assoc Posts “Officer Darren Wilson Day” Meme on Anniversary of Michael Brown Killing

Oops, he did it again. On the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown  who was shot by the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri, Dale Roberts, the Executive Director of the Columbia Police Officers Association posted on their Facebook page that it was “Officer Darren Wilson Day” and shared the below meme which was circulated […]

Let’s Talk about Drugs: A Letter to Future Offspring

Let’s Talk about Drugs: A Letter to Future Offspring

To my dearest children Wilhelm and/or Lyra, (Yes, your names were determined prior to the remote possibility of your conception.) Let’s have a serious talk – one of the rare conversations that may leave you squirming in slight discomfort yet which are crucial for us to have. As you enter adolescence, you’ll likely encounter youth […]

Cannamama: I Breastfeed and Use Cannabis

Cannamama: I Breastfeed and Use Cannabis

A couple of weeks ago, after speaking with a handful of receptionists in an effort to find a new primary care physician, I realized there must be a large number of people who are unaware cannabis is the technical term for marijuana.  I discovered this when I asked for the doctor’s stance on cannabis use, and […]

Veteran: We Should Not Have to Break Laws to Find Cannabis Relief for PTSD

Veteran: We Should Not Have to Break Laws to Find Cannabis Relief for PTSD

I’m a 14 year veteran recently discharged for non-compliance to “Treatment”. I was removed from a line unit and assigned to MedHold until cleared by someone with a lot of letters and punctuation behind their name. There is no therapy or medicine provided by the military. In order for me to be compliant, I would […]

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 […]

August 7-9 DENVER : 2 Day Conference on Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) features Ladybud’s Diane Fornbacher

August 7-9 DENVER : 2 Day Conference on Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) features Ladybud’s Diane Fornbacher

NAPMDD National Conference on Treatment Options for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) will be taking place in beautiful Denver, Colorado from August 7 – 9. This inaugural event will bring together the patient and clinical communities with a vast array of medical experts to provide information on the following topics: – Pharmaceutical and alternative treatments – […]

PA: Hempcrete workshop June 6th, 2015 with Hemp Heals Foundation & Keystone Cannabis Coalition

PA: Hempcrete workshop June 6th, 2015 with Hemp Heals Foundation & Keystone Cannabis Coalition

ROBESONIA, PA – The Hemp Heals Foundation and the Keystone Cannabis Coalition have partnered up for a one of kind building with Hempcrete* workshop Saturday June 6th, 2015. This hands on, interactive Hempcrete workshop will run from 9am to 5pm and will be instructed by John Patterson of Tiny Hemp Houses based in Colorado. In […]

Stuart McMillen’s Anti-Prohibition Cartoon Exposes Destructive War on Drugs

Stuart McMillen’s Anti-Prohibition Cartoon Exposes Destructive War on Drugs

Stuart McMillen, a young comic artist residing in Australia, has created a lovely illustrated guide to the social impact of the War on Drugs. It cuts right to the heart of prohibition policies without requiring that the audience read paragraphs of “boring” history and political science/cultural analysis. Beautifully illustrated and succinct in its analysis of […]

US Senators Cast First-Ever Vote In Favor of Medical Marijuana Access

US Senators Cast First-Ever Vote In Favor of Medical Marijuana Access

via NORML’s Deputy Director, Paul Armentano: The majority of the US Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday cast votes in favor of expanding medical cannabis access to United States veterans. The committee vote marks the first time that a majority of any body of the US Senate has ever decided in favor of increased cannabis access. […]