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Support the Annual Parents 4 Pot Holiday Gift Drive

Support the Annual Parents 4 Pot Holiday Gift Drive

Feature photo: ‘Tiny Weed’ by Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine It’s time again for the Parents 4 Pot Holiday Drive which benefits the families of prisoners incarcerated for cannabis. In addition, the annual drive also benefits the families of cannabis activists who are also patients and activists in need. This is the fourth year that P4P has […]

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

If you’re planning on blowing the hemp socks off of any of your loved ones this holiday season, you will heed well to the following gift suggestions from Ladybud staff and our friends. We’ve got the intel on some of the best products for free thinkers to celebrate the season! Some of the great women business owners […]

Portland, OR: NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation To Host Fundraiser At The World Famous Cannabis Cafe

Portland, OR: NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation To Host Fundraiser At The World Famous Cannabis Cafe

Sunday, September 29th 2013 marks the first Pacific Northwest kick off event for the newly formed National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Women’s Alliance Foundation (NWAF). The “High Tea” fundraiser will be hosted by Madeline Martinez, NORML Women’s Alliance Founding Board Member, at the World Famous Cannabis Cafe. The fundraiser will begin at noon and […]

Being Honest With Ourselves About Drug Use

Being Honest With Ourselves About Drug Use

PHOTO: William S. Burroughs When I was in high school, I really loved William Burroughs. I used to want to move to Morocco by way of a time machine so it could be the 1950s and also, I could be a gay man because otherwise, Burroughs probably wouldn’t have cared that much about me, sexually. […]

Grown Women Smoking Pot in Movies

Grown Women Smoking Pot in Movies

PHOTO: Grandma’s Boy, 2006, Twentieth Century Fox I wanted to find a big list of movies where grown women smoke cannabis and aren’t depicted as blithering idiots under the influence. It was harder than I ever thought it would be. I am not talking about documentaries or anything heavy here. I am talking about light […]

LADY BUSINESS: Maggie of Vedge Candle

LADY BUSINESS: Maggie of Vedge Candle

Vedge Candle is a Pacific Northwest company and the brainchild of a new friend I have yet to meet in person, Maggie. Vedge Candles are premium quality soy candles made in beautiful, reusable Weck Jars. From their website: “ Exceptionally fragrant without being overpowering, these are made for the compassionate, eco-conscious, practical consumer.” Maggie’s story […]

Mexicans Are Awesome, Marijuana Is Too!

Mexicans Are Awesome, Marijuana Is Too!

As a cannabis activist, I think it’s helpful to have some understanding about how prohibition began. For me, I began to form my opinion after reading from Jack Herer’s book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes. I know the term “marijuana” was created by William Randolph Hearst’s yellow journalism. I also know his newspapers had a huge […]

Oregon Legislature Introduces Two Pro-Cannabis Bills

Oregon Legislature Introduces Two Pro-Cannabis Bills

PHOTO: Oregon State Legislature Although medical marijuana is legal in the state of Oregon, patients cannot obtain a medical marijuana recommendation unless they have one of a handful of legally qualifying conditions. Oregon’s legislature has introduced Senate Bill 281 to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the qualifying conditions for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) and House […]

Mom’s Crazy Cake Recipe Just Got Crazier! (VEGAN)

Mom’s Crazy Cake Recipe Just Got Crazier! (VEGAN)

When I was a kid, my Mom used to make this cake for weekend desserts between paydays.  It is easy to make and requires ingredients generally already available from the pantry.  We had no idea at the time that it was vegan, and we sure didn’t care one way or the other. My Mom passed […]

Your Kids Will Not Start Smoking Pot Because Celebrities Do

Your Kids Will Not Start Smoking Pot Because Celebrities Do

Lately, there has been a lot of kerfuffle about celebrities and pop stars who publicly demonstrate their support of cannabis use.  Lady Gaga smoked onstage. Rihanna wears her approval on her clothing. Justin Bieber had pictures “leaked” of him smoking a blunt. Parents are outraged because they think these artists paint a bad example for their children.  They are afraid their […]