2014

MARIJUANA MIDTERM: NORML Says Smoke the Vote TODAY, November 4

MARIJUANA MIDTERM: NORML Says Smoke the Vote TODAY, November 4

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director TODAY is Election Day and voters across the country will be faced with measures regarding marijuana law reform and some difficult legislative races. To help keep you on top of all the upcoming votes, we are issuing this helpful primer on what races to watch as the results begin […]

What’s Next in Line for Marijuana Legislation Across the U.S.?

What’s Next in Line for Marijuana Legislation Across the U.S.?

Americans have witnessed substantial changes in marijuana legislation over the last 18 years, since California’s decision to legalize medicinal usage in 1996. But the forward-movement actually began over 40 years ago with Oregon’s decision to decriminalize marijuana in 1973. By 1978, a bevy of states including Alaska, California, Colorado, Mississippi, New York, Nebraska, North Carolina, […]

PLAYLIST: End and Begin

PLAYLIST: End and Begin

Goodbye 2013 and hello 2014! In the spirit of change and renewal, beginnings and endings, the old and the new,  we offer you this swell collection of groovy tunes. Happy 2014, Ladybuds!

Hemp Hemp Hurray: Vote Hemp 2013 Year-End Wrap-Up

Hemp Hemp Hurray: Vote Hemp 2013 Year-End Wrap-Up

PHOTO: Theodor von Hörmann (1840–1895) ‘Retting Raw Hemp’ oil painting We’re huge fans of the folks at Vote Hemp. There are only a few hours left in 2013 to do some year-end giving and since hemp is one of our all-time favorite things on this Spaceship Earth, we invite you to get to know the wonderful organization […]

Ticket to Ride: 2014 is the Year of Cannabis

Ticket to Ride: 2014 is the Year of Cannabis

This past year was one of the greatest years ever for the Cannabis Movement. Many people think that 2012 with two states legalizing was the greatest year, and those were indeed big battles won in a long war but 2013 boasted some amazing events that have forever and positively changed the movement. I cannot think […]

Catching Up With Drug War Activist Diane Wattles Goldstein

Catching Up With Drug War Activist Diane Wattles Goldstein

Diane Goldstein, a frequent contributor to Ladybud Magazine and The Huffington Post, as well a well-respected speaker and lecturer on Drug Policy Reform, sat down with LB’s Publisher Diane Fornbacher to talk about some current world events about drug legalization, the many groups with whom she works, her favorite sources of news, and much more.  Traveling all […]