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A Time to Sow: Chile Plants Cannabis Seed for Medical Marijuana Program

A Time to Sow: Chile Plants Cannabis Seed for Medical Marijuana Program

Chile has permitted the planting of a 9,150 square-foot cannabis garden in the capital city. The heavily guarded marijuana grow operation is a one-year probationary program that the Chilean government greenlit in response to the lobbying efforts of a a very sick citizen. Cecilia Heyder has had lupus for five years. According to the BBC, […]

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

In a landmark vote on Wednesday, the PA Senate passed a limited medical marijuana bill that would provide some limited cannabis products to certain qualifying patients in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanians suffering from epilepsy, seizure disorder, PTSD, MS and cancer patients will have limited access to medicinal cannabis products. Senators Mike Folmer (R – Lebanon) and Daylin […]

CO: 3D Cannabis Center Welcomed With Open Arms by Salida Chamber of Commerce

CO: 3D Cannabis Center Welcomed With Open Arms by Salida Chamber of Commerce

Photo: 3D Cannabis Center Salida Owner Toni Fox (left) with her husband, Barry (center) and daughter Cheyenne Marie (right)/Credit: Christie Lunsford for Ladybud Magazine On September 26, I had the great pleasure of attending the opening of 3D Cannabis Center’s second location in the quaint, family-oriented mountain town of Salida, Colorado in Chaffee County. Nestled in […]

Illegal Medicine: The Struggle of A Southern Medical Marijuana Activist

Illegal Medicine: The Struggle of A Southern Medical Marijuana Activist

I find it surreal, this world I live in…a world that feels like a dream of how the future is not supposed to be. Ours is a world full of people who are suffering, living with pain that could be eased by a plant… a simple, beautiful flower. But they may not be allowed to […]

Seeking Refuge: A Tale of Two Texans

Seeking Refuge: A Tale of Two Texans

My name is Colt Smith, and I’m an activist for cannabis legalization. However, I never really wanted to be. I was born in Arlington, TX to two educated, loving, and supportive parents. My childhood was very normal, or as normal as one can be. My dad, a family practice physician and Sunday school teacher, is […]

Volunteers Wanted: Speak Out About Women and Cannabis with MJ4PMS

Volunteers Wanted: Speak Out About Women and Cannabis with MJ4PMS

PHOTO: Toni, Creative Commons Have you used cannabis as medicine for women’s problems? MJ4PMS is seeking women brave enough to speak about their experience with PMS, cramps, medical procedures, mammograms, menopause, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and the full gamut of health problems that affect women and which may not have been discussed in mixed company before. This […]

Shine, Medicine, Shine:  Maestro Shaman Live-Streams 4/20 Cannabis Ceremonies

Shine, Medicine, Shine: Maestro Shaman Live-Streams 4/20 Cannabis Ceremonies

IMAGE: Shaman’s Mesa at Blue Morpho, Peru. Photo by Chris Kilham. 420 Ceremonies are free, live-streamed events that are open to everyone who is 21 and over.  You can experience them from the comfort of your own home. The inaugural event will take place on April 20th 2014. To sign up for the 420 Ceremony, visit www.420ceremony.org. Master Shaman Hamilton […]

Project CBD Responds To SAM’s CBDisinformation

Project CBD Responds To SAM’s CBDisinformation

By Martin Lee The misnamed Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) recently produced a “fact sheet” entitled, Everything You Need to Know About CBD, that seeks to justify the continued prohibition of cannabis by misinforming the public about cannabidiol and THC. Cannabidiol (CBD), a “nonpsychoactive” component of marijuana, is a hot ticket right now among medical scientists and […]

“Just Move To A State Where It’s Legal”: A Marijuana Mom Responds

“Just Move To A State Where It’s Legal”: A Marijuana Mom Responds

By Victoria LaChapelle Diane Fornbacher, Publisher of Ladybud Magazine, recently posed a question online asking how people felt about the advice given to so many activist parents when it comes to having their family’s safety threatened by bad marijuana laws. Oftentimes, these mothers are told to just “move to a legal state.” One detail that […]