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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 […]

How Cannabis Helped Me Overcome My Suicidal Ideation

How Cannabis Helped Me Overcome My Suicidal Ideation

Content note: This article discusses suicidal ideation and may be upsetting to those who have lost a loved one to suicide or those who struggle similarly. Mental health issues and suicide are highly individuated medical conditions, and obviously this extended metaphor will not apply to everyone. It is presented as both a source of potential […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Underlying Feminist Symbolism in ‘Ex Machina’

The Underlying Feminist Symbolism in ‘Ex Machina’

A most glorious Tuesday, with a highly anticipated film, half-price tickets, an assortment of munchies, and wonderful company – all while stoned out of my mind. I pass through the doors into the darkness of the theatre, not knowing quite what to expect yet looking forward to it all the same, by virtue of the […]

Upcoming Events in 2015 with National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)

Upcoming Events in 2015 with National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)

The cannabis industry’s national trade association continues to provide space for NCIA members and future members to gather, connect, and learn. Just last month at the end of June, nearly 2,000 people attended the National Cannabis Industry Association’s 2nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, held for the second year in a row at the […]

Jesus Would Want Women to Have Orgasms

Jesus Would Want Women to Have Orgasms

Listen, I don’t know Jesus. Never met the guy and do not go to church save for the occasional wedding or funeral although I would guess the dude didn’t have blond hair and blue eyes. Nothing against people with those physical traits, I’ve dated quite a few of them and am married to a redheaded […]