Cannabis Closet

Unpublished Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe: Why Ignore the Freedom Rally?

Unpublished Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe: Why Ignore the Freedom Rally?

Editor’s note: We are publishing this letter anonymously at the request of the author, who submits content regularly to Ladybud. It was submitted to The Boston Globe and was not published. Reefer Madness Lives The Boston’s Globe’s only reference to MassCann/NORML’s 25th annual Boston Freedom Rally was a picture of a religious fanatic who has […]

Getting Over Ourselves: The Future of Cannabis Activism

Getting Over Ourselves: The Future of Cannabis Activism

PHOTO: David Holt, Creative Commons “I like pot. I smoke it a lot.” In true stoner fashion and decked out in a tie-dyed t-shirt, a young man brazenly chants these words into his bullhorn while walking down Locust during the 2014 Global Marijuana March and Iowa Hemp Freedom Rally held at the Iowa State Capitol […]

Cannabis Curriculum: John Dvorak’s Speech at Hartford, CT Global Marijuana March

Cannabis Curriculum: John Dvorak’s Speech at Hartford, CT Global Marijuana March

The following is John Dvorak’s speech at the Hartford (CT) Global Marijuana March: It’s great to be back in Hartford for the Global Marijuana March!   Why are we here today?  Some of us are here because we know medical marijuana is the safest and most effective medicine known to man.  Some of you love industrial […]

How to Come Out of the Cannabis Closet: Easy Steps for 420 Advocacy

How to Come Out of the Cannabis Closet: Easy Steps for 420 Advocacy

PHOTO: Trevauhn Grant A lot has changed in my life since I wrote this piece last year following 4/20. First and foremost, I am proud to say I am finally fully out of the cannabis closet! I first became involved in advocacy in 2011, when I was diagnosed with cancer and used cannabis illegally during chemotherapy. […]

Catch-422: How The War On Cannabis Ties Us Up In Knots

Catch-422: How The War On Cannabis Ties Us Up In Knots

ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF JOHN DVORAK With a tip of my hempen chapeau to Joseph Heller, I have identified a phenomenon I call “Catch-422.” With the full-throated (and paid for) assistance of the mainstream media for the last 70+ years, our government’s Reefer Madness campaign has demonized cannabis, stigmatized entire classes of society and destroyed […]