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Catching Up With Drug War Activist Diane Wattles Goldstein

Catching Up With Drug War Activist Diane Wattles Goldstein

Diane Goldstein, a frequent contributor to Ladybud Magazine and The Huffington Post, as well a well-respected speaker and lecturer on Drug Policy Reform, sat down with LB’s Publisher Diane Fornbacher to talk about some current world events about drug legalization, the many groups with whom she works, her favorite sources of news, and much more.  Traveling all […]

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 […]

Mothers in Pennsylvania Unite and Fight for Medical Cannabis

Mothers in Pennsylvania Unite and Fight for Medical Cannabis

Featured image: Eugène Carrière’s “The Sick Child”, 1885 I never would have imagined this moment, but I can say with pride, with dignity, and without reservation that I am a mother fighting to get marijuana for my six-year-old daughter, Lorelei. This is no easy prospect because we don’t live anywhere near a place where real […]

Child Protective Services Is A Necessary Organization But Drug War Causes Abuse of System

Child Protective Services Is A Necessary Organization But Drug War Causes Abuse of System

Child Protective Services (CPS) is a necessary organization. There are children who need to be protected from families if they are not safe, well fed and properly cared for. Certainly organizations like CPS needs to exist because there are children out there who need a safe place to go if their home environment is not […]

Why Didn’t I Leave This Violent Relationship Sooner?

Why Didn’t I Leave This Violent Relationship Sooner?

“Why didn’t you leave sooner?” I’m asked. “Because I knew this would happen.” It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that I ended up in this situation. Growing up, I was abused by my parents. My father used to do cocaine. My mother enjoyed wine coolers and pills. Children whose parents abuse alcohol and other […]

Lindsey Rinehart: A Message To My Precious Boys

Lindsey Rinehart: A Message To My Precious Boys

Lindsey Rinehart is an activist from Idaho. On April 23, the state removed her children from her custody for three weeks. Read her story here. This letter is a message to her children to read in 15 years when they are adults, but really a message to all parents, moms and dads, who risk their […]