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In Honor of Mickey Martin: Our Fearless and Beloved Cannabis Warrior

In Honor of Mickey Martin: Our Fearless and Beloved Cannabis Warrior

  Dedicated cannabis and anti-drug war activist, Mickey Martin, passed away on June 20, 2017 of a heart attack at his home. To those who were close to him, this was a horrific punch to the solar plexus and to our collective work. He was gone suddenly in his early 40’s and far too soon […]

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 […]

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

If you’re planning on blowing the hemp socks off of any of your loved ones this holiday season, you will heed well to the following gift suggestions from Ladybud staff and our friends. We’ve got the intel on some of the best products for free thinkers to celebrate the season! Some of the great women business owners […]

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 […]

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 […]

REVIEW: Futurola Rolling Papers, Cones & RYOs

REVIEW: Futurola Rolling Papers, Cones & RYOs

It is no secret that Ladydbud Magazine readers LOVE Futurola rolling papers, cones and Roll Your Own contraptions. It is also no secret that Ladybud Publisher Diane Fornbacher is all thumbs and cannot roll a joint to save her life. However, she can smoke a joint to save her life if it’s a reasonable size! […]

Review: Compassionate Medicinal Edibles Sea Salt Caramel Bar

Review: Compassionate Medicinal Edibles Sea Salt Caramel Bar

I am a huge fan of the Compassion Medicinal Edibles Sea Salt Caramel Bar, dipped in Chocolate. We carry them at Magnolia Wellness in Oakland, where I work as Ambassador. The main flavor is a perfect buttery blend of cannabis and caramel, covered in solid dark chocolate. Together with a touch of salt, this makes the perfect […]

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 […]

Ten Beautiful & Unique Cannabis Accessories on Etsy

Ten Beautiful & Unique Cannabis Accessories on Etsy

PHOTO (above): Victorian Rose Hair Comb Silver in Pink by Smokies Toke Couture Sacred Heart of Mary Jane Earrings by Silverkind “The Sacred Heart of Mary Jane” represents the highest love for the beautiful cannabis plant. The truly one-of-a-kind activist behind Silverkind jewelry is donating 10% of sales of this pair to Americans for Safe Access, […]

Are Contaminants In Cannabis A Serious Concern Or A Manageable Side Effect Of Prohibition?

Are Contaminants In Cannabis A Serious Concern Or A Manageable Side Effect Of Prohibition?

Toxins and pesticides in legal marijuana have been in the news lately.  “Alarmingly high” pesticide residuals were found in cannabis tested at the Werc Shop, a cannabis analytical lab in Pasadena, California. Are contaminants in cannabis a “serious concern” or a manageable side effect of prohibition? The Werc Shop study, published in the Journal of […]