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OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Features Ladybud Magazine Publisher Diane Fornbacher

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Features Ladybud Magazine Publisher Diane Fornbacher

Diane Fornbacher in Portland, Oregon. Photo Credit: Toni Agosta for Shutterboxx Photography in Vancouver, WA This past weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel moderated by pioneer in modern cannabis activism and business development, Debby Goldsberry, on Advanced Cannabis Business at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland, Oregon. My presentation stressed the need […]

NORML Launches Business Network

NORML Launches Business Network

NORML has been fighting for nearly half a century to replace our nation’s overreaching, under-serving and (by any objective measure) disastrous marijuana laws with a sensible, regulated retail system – and in 2014, real change is finally upon us.  The effective launch of Colorado and Washington State’s new cannabis market is a clear indication that […]

Oregon Rules Ban Edibles – The Community Responds

Oregon Rules Ban Edibles – The Community Responds

Photo Credit: Steve Morgan via Weedist: “The Oregon Health Authority released draft rules late Wednesday for medical-pot dispensaries to follow when they open as early as next week under a new law. Although medical marijuana will be available at the dispensaries, the agency wants to ban sweets containing the drug because they could be attractive to young […]

Why Do Some Men Hate Love?

Why Do Some Men Hate Love?

PHOTO: Glenn Harper, Creative Commons What makes another person attractive to you? Is it their eyes? Their hair? The way they smell? If you’re a heterosexual living in a progressive city like Seattle, San Francisco, or New York, the chances of running into someone you find attractive is pretty good. Similarly, the chances that someone […]

Infighting in the Cannabis Community: Lessons from Marital Therapy

Infighting in the Cannabis Community: Lessons from Marital Therapy

Now that we’re in the majority, we might be tempted to descend to infighting. Blogs can grow snarkier and comments on Ladybud columns could lose their healing, supportive tone. We might take a page from the marital therapist’s book to make sure that we all stay on track with our big goals. I’d hate to […]

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 […]