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PLAYLIST: Diane Fornbacher’s ‘Preaching the Word’

PLAYLIST: Diane Fornbacher’s ‘Preaching the Word’

Diane Fornbacher (above) Seattle Hempfest 2012 backstage before speaking PHOTO Credit: Sharon Ravert I’ve done hundreds of speeches, vigils, interviews, protests and presentations. Though I am told I am fairly decent at public speaking, I never cease getting nervous before engaging an audience. It’s all a mixture of being around many people in public, wanting […]

Reform Activists Give Thanks

Reform Activists Give Thanks

We here at Ladybud Magazine are grateful for the year we’ve had with you, our readers, while we find our voices to lend to socially progressive issues — not just cannabis or overall drug policy reform, though we focus strongly on these issues. Our voices also allow us to unite with our brothers and sisters in […]

LADY BUSINESS: Toni Fox of 3-D Cannabis Center

LADY BUSINESS: Toni Fox of 3-D Cannabis Center

Toni Fox is the owner of 3-D Cannabis Center, a medical marijuana center in Denver, Colorado. They’ve been operating for three years as a medical facility that was originally 10,000 square feet. They recently expanded and added another 8000 sq. ft. as they’re preparing for retail marijuana sales in January 1, 2014. Diane Fornbacher: How did you first get […]

TheLeafOnline.com Debuts Oct. 15

TheLeafOnline.com Debuts Oct. 15

PHOTO: Cannabis Now/Source: The Leaf Online The Leaf is back – October 15th. In just a few years, noted authors and activists Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris built the West Coast Leaf into one of the largest cannabis publications in the world. With a circulation of 175,000, the print edition became a staple of the cannabis […]

An Agnostic’s Guide To Good Moral Lessons From The Bible

An Agnostic’s Guide To Good Moral Lessons From The Bible

When I was very young I was forced to go to church. However, when the preacher of the church was found to have stolen money from the church funds, I didn’t have to go anymore. Yippee! No more Vacation Bible School! No more early Sunday mornings! I was happy, but at a very young age, […]

Advice For Pro-Marijuana Activist Moms

Advice For Pro-Marijuana Activist Moms

by Robin Schneider As a divorced mother with full custody of four wonderful children, being a pro-marijuana advocate is serious business. It takes dedication, discipline, courage and a lot of love to balance family and activism. It’s a fast paced life full of controversy and I must warn you–this life is not for everyone. When […]

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

Although women have served in leadership roles throughout our past, I believe our capabilities are still untapped, not just in drug policy reform, but in many other fields as well. The biggest roadblocks to women in leadership are not just placed on us by society, but by ourselves through our acceptance of the roles dealt […]

Activist Overload

Activist Overload

Get up, get the kids ready for school, take them to school, get my husband up so he can get ready for work, write 10,000 words or more for my graduate class, a blog, my book and various other projects, do some cleaning around the house while it’s empty, go pick up the kids from […]

I’m So Angry!

I’m So Angry!

I’m angry. Not at you. Well, maybe it is at you. But it’s not just you. It’s everything. I believe that everyone has a default emotion. Some people are naturally happy. Take a shit in their water glass and they’ll call it chocolate milk, or gravy, or whatever the expression is. Some people tend to […]

REVIEW: Tainted Truffles by Compassion Medicinal Edibles

REVIEW: Tainted Truffles by Compassion Medicinal Edibles

PHOTO: The Pistacho Tainted Truffle This past week, I was tasked with a blind tasting of Tainted Truffles from Compassion Medicinal Edibles, which produces a variety of cannabis-infused edibles, or medibles. Besides the labeling which describes the type of the truffle or cookie, the only other particular I knew was the dosages. They came in two […]