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RIP Bill Buckman: Ladybud Attorney, NJ NORML Board Member & Celebrated Civil Rights Activist

RIP Bill Buckman: Ladybud Attorney, NJ NORML Board Member & Celebrated Civil Rights Activist

PHOTO: Bill Buckman speaking at a Coalition for Medical Marijuana – New Jersey press conference in 2012 with Ladybud Publisher Diane Fornbacher and Managing Editor Vanessa Waltz/Credit: Peter Rosenfeld UPDATE on Bill’s funeral arrangements:  Sunday, October 19th at Platt’s Memorial Chapel, 2001 Haddonfield Berlin road, Cherry Hill, NJ at 1pm. The Ladybud family is mourning […]

You’re Invited: Parents Organize Birthday Party in Memory of Sabina Rose

You’re Invited: Parents Organize Birthday Party in Memory of Sabina Rose

Today, August 21st, 2014, would have been Sabina Rose‘s second birthday. Born with Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, beautiful, sweet Sabina passed away on December 2, 2013.  The most tragic thing about this little girl’s passing was that she was waiting for legal access to a high-CBD cannabis oil. She hadn’t responded well […]

Open Letter to Gov. Chris Christie from a Hardworking Jersey Girl

Open Letter to Gov. Chris Christie from a Hardworking Jersey Girl

Dear Mr. Christie, I am going to try to keep it clean, though I may not be able. As you know, we New Jerseyans do not mince words, and we will sooner tell you exactly how we feel about you than be inhibited by etiquette or protocol. So let me tell you my feelings, as […]

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program: Don’t Leave Wounded Vets Behind

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program: Don’t Leave Wounded Vets Behind

A Marine Corps veteran called me up just before the Memorial Day weekend.  He told me he was from South Jersey and he asked how he could get into New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP).  He said he had chronic pain from a broken back as a result of a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. I […]

Ed Forchion to Travel Across Country in Weedmobile

Ed Forchion to Travel Across Country in Weedmobile

Ed Forchion is a black man with dreads.  He smokes marijuana. Since long before it was contemporary to say so, Ed has advocated for medical marijuana and outright legalization.   Now, you might imagine, a black man with dreads advocating for smoking marijuana might not go down so well with people in authority, even a few […]

Denver Mayor and CO Governor Betraying Voters on Cannabis

Denver Mayor and CO Governor Betraying Voters on Cannabis

IMAGE: Counties of CO by the plurality their votes for & against Colorado Amendment 64 via WIKIPEDIA Commons Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, who still thinks Cannabis is a gateway drug, is not in favor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) series called “Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series”. Denver’s Excise & Licenses Department sent a letter to the […]

Gov. Christie, Colorado Has The Quality Of Life Our Family Wants

Gov. Christie, Colorado Has The Quality Of Life Our Family Wants

“For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, go to Colorado and see if you want to live there. See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado where there’s head shops popping up on every corner and people flying into your airport […]

INTERVIEW: Ed Forchion “NJ Weedman” on Civil Rights, Chris Christie, and CBD

INTERVIEW: Ed Forchion “NJ Weedman” on Civil Rights, Chris Christie, and CBD

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher I’m doing a phone interview with Ed Forchion – otherwise known as NJ Weedman – as he navigates New Jersey’s public transportation system during the evening rush hour. As Forchion walks through Trenton, moving from bus to train and back to bus again, I quickly realize I’m not the only one who wants […]

Mother/Activist Paula Joana Confronts Governor Chris Christie

Mother/Activist Paula Joana Confronts Governor Chris Christie

PHOTO: Lefty Grimes/Sativa Cross By now, many of you have already seen the footage of Paula Joana confronting New Jersey Governor Chris Christie yesterday at a town hall meeting in Fairfield. If you haven’t seen it already, here it is. Have some tissues handy before pressing play: Video credit: Lefty Grimes/Sativa Cross I wanted to […]