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What Does 4/20 Mean to You? Ladybud Writers Reflect on April 20

What Does 4/20 Mean to You? Ladybud Writers Reflect on April 20

Susan Squibb: 4/20 is a holiday and 4/20 is a public protest. It is a day when people who appreciate cannabis go beyond their fear and out themselves by consuming in public. Yes, it is about getting high and feeling happy, but more importantly it is about letting go of fear and finding community. Dr. […]

The First Time I Smoked K2 Spice I Thought I Was Going To Die

The First Time I Smoked K2 Spice I Thought I Was Going To Die

I have seen a definitive increase in the number of stories in the mainstream media in the last few months about people using synthetic marijuana and experiencing frightening and sometimes fatal reactions. This week it was reported that three people in Colorado died recently after smoking synthetic marijuana, and up to 75 hospitalizations have been […]

My Best Friend Rachel Hoffman Was Murdered At 23-Years-Old

My Best Friend Rachel Hoffman Was Murdered At 23-Years-Old

Pictures courtesy of Elizabeth Patty-Lugo and the Hoffman family unless otherwise noted. I was less than one mile south and about five minutes away from my best friend when she was shot point-blank five times with the gun she was ordered by police to purchase. Rachel Hoffman had been a confidential informant with the Tallahassee […]

Know Your Rights: Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Use Drug Sniffing Dogs

Know Your Rights: Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Use Drug Sniffing Dogs

According to Black’s Legal Dictionary, probable cause is defined as; “a reasonable ground to suspect that a person has committed or is committing a crime…more than a bare suspicion but less than evidence that would justify a conviction [it] must be shown before an arrest warrant or search warrant may be issued.” The part of […]