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Can We Stop Treating Addiction Like an Insult?

Can We Stop Treating Addiction Like an Insult?

The cannabis community is comprised of many disparate groups, forced together by their mutual interest in this incredible plant. There are people who enjoy social smoking and use cannabis recreationally. There are people with serious medical conditions that rely on cannabis medicines to reduce their symptoms, stimulate appetite, control pain or get some sleep. There […]

Cannabis, Compassion and Culture: Ladybud Is Back from Break

Cannabis, Compassion and Culture: Ladybud Is Back from Break

Time has a way of slipping forward ruthlessly, no matter our best intentions. In some ways, it seems like only yesterday that Ladybud was publishing every weekday. In the meantime, many of the people involved with the publication have begun doing incredible things, like the Ladybud Show livestream podcast. During that long, on-again, off-again break, […]

Lady Business: Mo Mitchell of ‘I Just Geeked Myself’

Lady Business: Mo Mitchell of ‘I Just Geeked Myself’

I recently had the chance to catch up with Morgan “Mo” Mitchell, a talented artist and hat pin maker in the cannabis community whose pins are amusing pieces of cultural gold, and asked her a few questions about her current works and projects. — Amber Senter LB: How long have you been an artist? MM: […]

The Underground, Part 3: Conclusions from Non-Scholarly Literature & the Gender Gap in Cannabis Culture

The Underground, Part 3: Conclusions from Non-Scholarly Literature & the Gender Gap in Cannabis Culture

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of Brandie Wilson’s series, The Underground. It is a sociological analysis of the role of women in the underground cannabis economy of Humboldt County and Northern California. The first article in the series can be viewed here,  and the second installment can be viewed here. Framing men as […]

Tommy Chong on “Dancing with the Stars” is Selling Weed to My Mom

Tommy Chong on “Dancing with the Stars” is Selling Weed to My Mom

“Tommy Chong is in the semi-finals! I think he’s the oldest contestant to make it this far,” my mother said breathlessly over the phone earlier this week. “You’d never know he’s a smoker.” She’s right. He is the oldest dancer to progress this far, and he doesn’t seem to be out of breath on stage. […]

Poem: On The Medical Benefits of Hemp Smoke  When Drawn into the Stomach and Head

Poem: On The Medical Benefits of Hemp Smoke When Drawn into the Stomach and Head

I see spring in winter, my rage melts into tears, my soul wings upward, coils down to the fire and snake in the earth’s core. My eyes pet my cat, posing on the window sill like she thinks she’s the sphinx, purring without reason, her silence the riddle without question. In my bed my woman […]

Curating Safe Space: What Speech is Protected at Ladybud

Curating Safe Space: What Speech is Protected at Ladybud

Recently, Jezebel ran postings about the issue they’ve been having with violent, inappropriate image comments (called GIFs) being left on posts as a way to harass writers and derail conversations. Many other feminist blogs and magazines have also stepped up to address the issue and how they’ve been dealing with it, including the excellent Dame […]

Cannabis Book Review: The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs

Cannabis Book Review: The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs

The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs is a magnificent and thick book with beautiful photos of cannabis, but it is also much more than a sumptuous coffee table album. In the opening pages, readers are told that if they want step-by-step grow instructions, they won’t find them in this book, although you can find step-by-step […]

Don’t Make Me Over: The Truth About TV Makeovers

Don’t Make Me Over: The Truth About TV Makeovers

I was once a rabid fan of makeover shows. I’ve watched more of them than I’d care to admit. In my mind, the premise used to appear reasonable: some unfortunate wastrel is plucked from the unwashed masses and spruced up to the delight of her friends and family. Almost Pygmalion-ish, the whole affair looked charming, […]

Study: Marijuana Can Be Responsibly Used By Adults Recreationally at a Doobie Brothers Concert

Study: Marijuana Can Be Responsibly Used By Adults Recreationally at a Doobie Brothers Concert

June 23rd was a special night in The Garden State as there was an uncoordinated experiment to see if marijuana could be responsibly used by adults recreationally at a Doobie Brothers Concert.  Trying to stick to strict scientific method, both smoking and control groups were evenly dispersed across the lawn of PNC Arts Center as […]