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Colorado Supreme Court Considering Marijuana Use and Employment Today

Colorado Supreme Court Considering Marijuana Use and Employment Today

The Colorado Supreme Court is hearing a case about whether it is legal for an employee to use medical marijuana on their own time today. In 2010, Brandon Coats was fired from his job with Dish Network after he failed a drug test by testing positive for cannabis. There was no evidence that he was […]

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Sabrina pictured at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO – PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine I met Sabrina Fendrick in 2010 when we were on the NORML Women’s Alliance Steering Committee. She’s a spitfire and cannot help but to contribute to making the world a better place through drug policy reform with a strong focus on […]

Petition Asks News York Times to Stop Testing Employees for Cannabis

Petition Asks News York Times to Stop Testing Employees for Cannabis

Despite the fact that The New York Times has taken a strong editorial position in favor of ending the failed federal prohibition on marijuana, the New York Times Company continues to unnecessarily drug test new employees for marijuana. As recent editorials demonstrate, The Times editorial board and its publisher feel strongly about ending the practice of […]

First Recreational Cannabis Customer in Washington Loses Job

First Recreational Cannabis Customer in Washington Loses Job

Earlier this week, the weed world rejoiced when news broke that the state of Washington had issued licenses to businesses intending to run retail recreational cannabis dispensaries. The first stores opened bright and early Tuesday, July 8th, 2014. Although there has been a lot of reporting about a shortage of recreational cannabis (with the first […]

Synthetic Marijuana aka “Herbal Incense”: A Legal High That’s Nothing Like Cannabis

Synthetic Marijuana aka “Herbal Incense”: A Legal High That’s Nothing Like Cannabis

People often call it by brand names: K2, Spice, or A-Bomb. It’s generically referred to as herbal incense, or sometimes, sythentic marijuana or synthetic cannabis. While it is true that the demand for these products arises from the demand for a legal alternative to cannabis, these technically illegal smoking blends (and they are illegal under […]

Legalize ALL Drugs, Not Just Cannabis

Legalize ALL Drugs, Not Just Cannabis

IMAGE: L’Aubade, Pablo Picassso I was entertaining a customer in our cannabis vapour lounge (420 Session) a couple days ago.  We had the usual chit chat and banter about pot–what kind I like, what kind of vaporizers are best, you know, the usual.  Then the War on Drugs came up, and after taking a hit […]

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 […]

Bree Freed! Michigan Medical Marijuana Family Regains Custody of Infant

Bree Freed! Michigan Medical Marijuana Family Regains Custody of Infant

Photos courtesy of Steve and Maria Green After weeks of court-ordered separation, Bree Green has finally been returned to the custody of her parents. Things are going better for the Green family now than when we last posted about them. Steve and Maria Green’s daughter had been removed by Child Protective Services because of now-dismissed […]

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

PHOTO: Jonathan Oakley What’s worse than going to jail for cannabis?  Your children taken away by child protection services for it.  If you’re incarcerated, you receive a specific custodial sentence — which may be reduced for good behavior or perhaps even commuted — during which you are guaranteed visits with your family.  You can count down […]

Chobani Yogurt And US Air Force Fiasco Exposes Dark Underbelly Of The Drug War

Chobani Yogurt And US Air Force Fiasco Exposes Dark Underbelly Of The Drug War

by Chris Conrad It’s easy to understand why Chobani added hemp seeds to its Blueberry Power Flip brand of Greek yogurt. Hempseed is an amazingly nutritious and meaty fruit. It has a crunchy texture, a nutty flavor and a wide array of essential fatty acids, essential proteins and minerals, as well as some rare digestive […]