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Why All Cannabis Advocates Should Support Hemp Legislation

Why All Cannabis Advocates Should Support Hemp Legislation

There are quite a few cannabis-related bills in Congress. In fact, a quick search showed more than 10. My favorite is HR 499, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act. But according to Govtrack.us, HR 499 has a zero percent chance of passing. Why? Because it was assigned to the Judiciary Committee, which is focused on […]

POEM: Paradigm Shift

POEM: Paradigm Shift

This shifting paradigm After all the battles Afield have come To this new time Activists into entrepreneurs Others new to the game Some no concern for the battle Only the cash in hand We’re all mixed in together Suits khaki ties buttoned down Tie-dye jeans sandals Blazers sensible dresses Patent leather shoes Tomato farmers Cannabis […]

Hemp History Week Launches as Historic Hemp Research and Development Crops Sprout in U.S. Soil After Decades of Prohibition

Hemp History Week Launches as Historic Hemp Research and Development Crops Sprout in U.S. Soil After Decades of Prohibition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The fifth annual Hemp History Week (June 2-8, 2014) began yesterday, featuring events and activities throughout all 50 states this week, to raise awareness on the environmental, economic and health benefits of industrial hemp. Organized by the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading advocacy group for industrial hemp farming legalization—Hemp History […]

Gov. Christie, Colorado Has The Quality Of Life Our Family Wants

Gov. Christie, Colorado Has The Quality Of Life Our Family Wants

“For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, go to Colorado and see if you want to live there. See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado where there’s head shops popping up on every corner and people flying into your airport […]

4/20: To Celebrate & Remember

4/20: To Celebrate & Remember

April 20th will soon be upon us with little festivals and large gatherings that will hopefully welcome those who celebrate the cannabis plant and the dream of freedom with love and a safe place to partake in sacrament, medicine or revelry. As the countdown to that hallowed time on that hallowed day, there will be […]

Poem: Thank You to All Activists

Poem: Thank You to All Activists

  Thank you to the farmers To the street dancers To the testifiers Proud and active patients Thank you to you all The writers The photographers The Buddhas The nice ones The suits The dreads The punks The mamas and the papas Thank you to you all Much love… To the kids To the prisoners […]

Hemp Bill Approved in New Jersey

Hemp Bill Approved in New Jersey

“The New Jersey Assembly of Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 4-1 in favor of Assembly Bill 2415. This legislation would legalize the licensed cultivation of industrial hemp. Members of NORML New Jersey including Executive Director Evan Nison were present to testify in favor of this legislation. – via Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director Ladybud […]

David Bronner On Why Washington State Voters Should Vote YES on I-522

David Bronner On Why Washington State Voters Should Vote YES on I-522

I-522 is a Washington state initiative and concerns the labeling of genetically modified foods.  Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps issued a special label in support of it and the company is the single largest donor backing the initiative. Diane Fornbacher recently conducted a short phone interview with one of Ladybud’s favorite conscientious companies about their efforts […]

Women, Take Up Your Hoes!

Women, Take Up Your Hoes!

The smell of fresh moist soil is thick in the air. My hands are covered in dirt, caked under my nails. In front of me is a beautiful, vivid, green little tomato plant, just a baby still; but I can see how its leaves are beginning to grow, the pink hued stem now donning little […]