independence day

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 […]

MISSOURI: Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness Money Bomb

MISSOURI: Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness Money Bomb

Since 2012, Show-Me Cannabis has commemorated Independence Day with the Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Money Bomb. Our forebears pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honors to each other in their struggle for liberty from the British. So, in addition to fireworks and barbecue, those of us who continue the struggle for human […]

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 […]

PLAYLIST: Ani Difranco for a Broken Heart

PLAYLIST: Ani Difranco for a Broken Heart

Ani Difranco’s first song on her first album remains one of her most powerful songs. It was also written about the end of a romantic relationship. The song in question, of course, is “Both Hands.” She’s had several decades of life experience since then and has harnessed her pain and sadness to create some of […]

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 […]

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 […]