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International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco, February 15 & 16

International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco, February 15 & 16

By all accounts, The International Cannabis Business Conference of 2014 was a rousing success. Ladybud’s founder and publisher, Diane Fornbacher, was one of the industry professionals who spoke at the first International Cannabis Business Conference. With only a few weeks until the second International Cannabis Business Conference, many industry insiders are anticipating a powerful and […]

February 2015: International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco

February 2015: International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco

This post courtesy of David Downs of Smell the Truth, powered by Trumedia and SFGate: Travel writer Rick Steves, columnist Andrew Sullivan, and the folks who legalized cannabis in Oregon this year are among those slated to speak at the International Cannabis Business Conference Feb. 15 and 16 in downtown San Francisco. The event will […]

Lady Business: Debby Goldsberry

Lady Business: Debby Goldsberry

PHOTO CREDIT: Diane R. Fornbacher/LADYBUD Magazine Debby Goldsberry has been involved in cannabis activism since 1988, and she attended her first smoke-in in 1986, which means she has been fighting to repeal prohibition for 25 years. In those 25 years, she has founded or been on the board of a number of influential businesses and […]

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Recently, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg of “Lean In” fame came under fire (again) for being an out-of-touch opportunist. Despite its founder being worth an estimated $400 million, someone from the “Lean In” organization posted an ad for an unpaid intern. Thinking about the absurdity of a young woman providing unpaid help to an organization founded by […]

Activist Targeted And Beaten By DEA Agents Faces Charges Of Assault On Federal Officer

Activist Targeted And Beaten By DEA Agents Faces Charges Of Assault On Federal Officer

*In the interest of full transparency, it should be noted that the author was present during the raids covering the event for another media outlet. This is both a first-hand and researched account of the raid. Before 6am PST on April 2, 2012, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) raided […]

CPS Visits Family After Son Mentions Hemp at School

CPS Visits Family After Son Mentions Hemp at School

PHOTO: MONKO PHOTO The title ‘Marijuana Moms’ should not be relegated to just moms who consume cannabis (although at Ladybud, we definitely agree that cannabis is an amazing and versatile plant). In some cases, free thinkers don’t even have a relationship with the plant bear the brunt of ignorance from social workers. These days ‘Marijuana […]

LADY BUSINESS: Smokies Toke Couture

LADY BUSINESS: Smokies Toke Couture

Having been immersed in the cannabis reform movement and culture for nearly two decades, I’ve seen the gamut of stoner “fashion”. A lot of the pieces are really linear and well, boring. A few exceptions in my collection (which are leaning towards being vintage by now), would be a heart with cannabis leaf and RX […]