fourth of july

LA’s Cannabis Farmer’s Market Now Open

LA’s Cannabis Farmer’s Market Now Open

Many of Ladybud‘s regular readers probably enjoy visiting their area farmers market. Savvy folks understand that buying fresh, local produce from local farmers is going to get them the most nutritional bang for their buck. Now, shoppers in Los Angeles, (specifically the Boyle Heights neighborhood) will be able to visit an area first: a marijuana […]

Happy 4th of July from Ladybud!

Happy 4th of July from Ladybud!

Happy 4th of July from Ladybud ! We encourage everyone to celebrate responsibly and enjoy the freedoms our nation has to offer. Be smart and safe in all that you do, including the use of fireworks and the consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. While celebrating our nation’s Independence Day, take a moment to […]

PTSD, Fireworks and the 4th of July

PTSD, Fireworks and the 4th of July

Here at Ladybud Magazine, we like to offer trigger warnings on articles that could be upsetting to those with certain conditions or certain life experiences. Unfortunately, life doesn’t come with a trigger warning. Most people think that the Fourth of July is all about fireworks, watermelon, grilling out, and celebrating freedom. One of those things, […]

Put Your Big John Here: The Boston Tea Party

Put Your Big John Here: The Boston Tea Party

This is a true story about smuggler that we’ll call “Big John.” The time was Colonial America. Tea was king. It was the drink of the people after alcohol and mead. Coffee was just starting in the new world but was largely for the highfalutin Loyalists and upper crust. Tea was money. And there was […]

Hemp And America: The First Blows Of The Revolutionary War

Hemp And America: The First Blows Of The Revolutionary War

PHOTO: The Boston Massacre (death of Crispus Attucks) This excerpt from Weed the People: From Founding Fiber to Forbidden Fruit by Jeremy Daw, J.D. is published with special permission.  When Samuel Gray heard Boston’s church bells ringing furiously into the night, he assumed the town called for help with a fire. But when he discovered that […]

This Independence Day, America Must Remember Its Social Contract

This Independence Day, America Must Remember Its Social Contract

As my family and I celebrate the Fourth of July each year, I look at the rich and varied experiences of my life. It was not easy growing up; the American dream eluded my father and mother. Divorce, economic issues and separation made our lives difficult, but our problems were not insurmountable. Like many other […]

A Universal Right to Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness

A Universal Right to Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — The United States Declaration of Independence On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted. That’s 237 years ago […]