4/20: Thank a Cop in Seattle!

4/20: Thank a Cop in Seattle!

PHOTO SOURCE: Seattle.gov With the upcoming cannabis holiday on 4/20, its time for me to ask everyone to help me celebrate by publicly thanking the many criminal justice professionals that are working to implement the will of the voters. Can we give them all a collective “high-five” and a hallelujah? Let’s start with the City […]

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Being My Brother’s Keeper

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Being My Brother’s Keeper

My life has been defined by a series of phone calls, both good and bad. I have always been able to discern these life-changing moments based on the time of the call. In my experience, whether or not I initiated the call, no good news comes after midnight or before the sun rises. Sunday, March […]

What’s Missing From the Gun Control Debate

What’s Missing From the Gun Control Debate

When I think of the children in Newtown, Connecticut who were senselessly and viciously shot and killed, I think about the birthdays they will never have, the graduations they will never have and the beautiful lives that will never manifest in the way they should have.  I try not to think about Adam Lanza a […]

4/20: Civil Disobedience & Marijuana Reform – Philly Smokes Out Prohibition

4/20: Civil Disobedience & Marijuana Reform – Philly Smokes Out Prohibition

Every month, in collaboration with the Philadelphia-based podcast Panic Hour, PhillyNORML hosts Smokedown Prohibition, which is an educational rally capped with an act of civil disobedience or the more affectionate and apropos term: “moment of cannabis reflection” at 4:20 p.m. Held in Philadelphia’s designated free speech zone at 5th and Market, the event is coordinated, peaceful and […]

PLAYLIST: 420 Raps

PLAYLIST: 420 Raps

Yeah yeah, it’s become quite the cliche these days: white girls listening to hip hop. How hipster hop of me. But really, I didn’t get into hip hop until I started smoking pot and listening to the words. It’s 420 week and here at LadyBud we are celebrating marijuana culture, to which I nod to some […]

[NSFW] Grocery Shopping for Dick

[NSFW] Grocery Shopping for Dick

Everyone knows the fastest way to get over a relationship gone wrong is to fuck someone else. Exes leave greasy fingerprints on your psyche that can only be wiped clean by a fresh lay. I went through a pretty bad breakup about a year ago and knew I needed to redefine sex to not involve my ex […]

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: My Friend Frank

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: My Friend Frank

My friend Frank was smart, funny, handsome, successful, and addicted to cocaine. Santa Fe is a small town where everyone knows everyone, and everyone knew Frank. When I ran into Frank in a restaurant or at a reggae club, as happened nearly every week in our small town, he’d run up to me and embrace […]

It’s Time To Legalize All Drugs, Not Just Marijuana

It’s Time To Legalize All Drugs, Not Just Marijuana

PHOTO: Aftermath of an alcohol-prohibition era mob hit in Los Angeles, circa 1933. For the first time, the majority of Americans believe marijuana should be legal. In fact, it has not only just become a majority belief, it’s become trendy to talk about—marijuana legalization is probably the only topic that can really bridge the conservative-liberal […]

Jessica Rasmussen’s Five Beauty Essentials

Jessica Rasmussen’s Five Beauty Essentials

I’m a label reader. When I read the ingredient lists of most ‘natural’ products, I find myself discouraged and often times shocked. So many companies are cashing in on the market demand for natural care products but so few of them are actually making their products with safe, natural ingredients. Fortunately, there are a few […]

High & Hungry: Vegan Chickn Salad with Seared Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms

High & Hungry: Vegan Chickn Salad with Seared Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms

Not everyone craves sweets when they get high. Personally, I crave veggies when I am high, yes veggies. Part of the magic of the the stoner munchie is that marijuana gives you the ability to really notice and appreciate textures, not just flavors. The first time I got high I tripped out pretty hard on […]