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February 2015: International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco

February 2015: International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco

This post courtesy of David Downs of Smell the Truth, powered by Trumedia and SFGate: Travel writer Rick Steves, columnist Andrew Sullivan, and the folks who legalized cannabis in Oregon this year are among those slated to speak at the International Cannabis Business Conference Feb. 15 and 16 in downtown San Francisco. The event will […]

Keystone XL Pipeline Defeated; Sioux Who Sang in Senate in Victory Arrested

Keystone XL Pipeline Defeated; Sioux Who Sang in Senate in Victory Arrested

Last night, the Senate chambers briefly filled with the sounds of a Crow Creek Sioux tribe member named Greg Grey Cloud singing in victory after the vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill was not passed. The bill failed to pass by only one vote. This vote came after months of heated debate and increasingly […]

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Interview with Activist & Speaker Diane Fornbacher

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Interview with Activist & Speaker Diane Fornbacher

PHOTO: Debby Goldsberry (L), Diane Fornbacher (C), Liana Held (R)/courtesy International Cannabis Business Conference Portland, OR hosted the International Cannabis Business Conference that took place during the weekend of September 13th & 14th. The who’s-who of cannabis attended, including international speaker Laura Blanco De Leon, President of the Association of Cannabis Studies of Uruguay. Oregon […]

Movement Within a Movement: the Ice Bucket Challenge and Cannabis Activism

Movement Within a Movement: the Ice Bucket Challenge and Cannabis Activism

Imagine, if you will, all the causes that you envision yourself standing behind. Imagine the passion, the determination, the endless hours, the research, the people, the patients, the veterans, the organizations, the countless kind souls trying to make a difference, the activists, the advocates and all the other aspects behind the scenes that it takes […]

The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

Women the world over are ending prohibition…Again. This is the motto of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition, consisting of over 250 members worldwide with 60 chapters “dedicated to spreading knowledge and truth about cannabis and pursuing what should be our rights and freedoms in our own medical care.” The women of the IWCC strive to share scientific studies, medical […]

Compassion Alchemy: Finding a Balance Between Caring and Suffering

Compassion Alchemy: Finding a Balance Between Caring and Suffering

PHOTO: James Jordan Suffering and compassion: do they go hand-in-hand?  Are they akin to Mother Theresa and the poor, forever together as though stuck in perpetual balance?  Or is that even balance? To me, balance of two opposites cancels them both out.  Makes them neutral, Par, pH 7.   We suffer; and compassion eases it.  Over […]

Protest at the Liberty Bell: Cannabis Activists Receive Federal Sentencing

Protest at the Liberty Bell: Cannabis Activists Receive Federal Sentencing

IMAGE: “Old Liberty Bell” by James Cremer, 1821-1893 This past Wednesday, I was humbled and honored to lay witness to a matter of no less significance to the course of history than was The Boston Tea Party itself. In Federal Court in Philadelphia, across the street from The Liberty Bell, True American Hero Activist Chris […]

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 […]