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Lady Business: Activist and Industry Collaborator Dawn Blackman

Lady Business: Activist and Industry Collaborator Dawn Blackman

There are hundreds of cannabis events focusing on medical and recreational cannabis in Denver, Colorado every week. And at these many events, one might notice an ever-present individual helping to register guests, dignitaries, tourists, speakers and patients. That person would be Dawn Blackman, who is currently the Community Empowerment Director for Women’s Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, […]

Boston Metro Area May 30: Panel on Cannabis in Media Featuring Ladybud Publisher Diane Fornbacher

Boston Metro Area May 30: Panel on Cannabis in Media Featuring Ladybud Publisher Diane Fornbacher

Host: Northeastern Institute of Cannabis in Natick, MA Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) Doors open at 7. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Panel starts at 7:30. BUY TICKETS AT THE EARLYBIRD PRICE The relationship between cannabis and the media is multifaceted.  Since the founding of HIGH TIMES Magazine in 1974, the media […]

Denver-Based MiNDFUL Seeks Agency of Record to Assist Brand Management, Request for Proposals (RFP)

Denver-Based MiNDFUL Seeks Agency of Record to Assist Brand Management, Request for Proposals (RFP)

For cannabis companies, hiring quality employees and vendors has always been a difficult matter. Though much easier over the past year, there still remain great challenges, especially when companies grow larger, develop a national or international reputation, and have brands and an image to protect. The needs change. Hiring companies that do not specifically or […]

Lady Business: Erica Edwards, Cannabis Photographer and Reviewer

Lady Business: Erica Edwards, Cannabis Photographer and Reviewer

Dynamism happens. Case in point, writer, photographer, and producer Erica Edwards: proof positive that focused energy, heaped with lots of care and attention, can yield spectacular results in humanity. New York Magazine is currently featuring Erica’s cannabis strain photography, and her writing and photographs regularly appear in the Shakti Yoga Journal. Big media’s growing acceptance […]

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

If you’re planning on blowing the hemp socks off of any of your loved ones this holiday season, you will heed well to the following gift suggestions from Ladybud staff and our friends. We’ve got the intel on some of the best products for free thinkers to celebrate the season! Some of the great women business owners […]

The Heart of Leadership: Why Women + Pot = Power

The Heart of Leadership: Why Women + Pot = Power

By Blair Lyonev, article & feature photo originally published at MJ Headline News at the MJ News Network – Pictured are keynote speakers Debbie Whitlock and Ladybud Publisher Diane Fornbacher receiving gift baskets from Cannabis Basics What would an industry led by women look like? The MJBA Women’s Alliance dares to ask. Tattooed, buttoned-up, pencil-skirted, dreadlocked, twenty-something-to-seventy-something, wide-eyed, […]

CO: Hypocrite Hickenlooper Courts “Reckless” Pot Support from NORML for Re-Election Bid (With Audio)

CO: Hypocrite Hickenlooper Courts “Reckless” Pot Support from NORML for Re-Election Bid (With Audio)

On Monday, incumbent Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who is struggling in a battle against GOP Bob Beauprez for re-election, stuck a huge knife in the backs of cannabis consumers who voted for cannabis regulation in his state by stating during a Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce debate, “Any governor that looks at doing this before we see what […]

Lady Business: Bethany Moore from National Cannabis Industry Association

Lady Business: Bethany Moore from National Cannabis Industry Association

PHOTO CREDIT: Christie Lunsford for Ladybud Magazine Lady Business is a way for people both in the cannabis movement and industry to learn about the women who are making change happen as we enter a new paradigm of legalization. Ladybud Magazine is setting out to also educate those not yet in legal states — either […]

Q & A: Colorado Cannabis Commercial Real Estate with Avalon Realty Advisors

Q & A: Colorado Cannabis Commercial Real Estate with Avalon Realty Advisors

PHOTO Credit: Veronica Carpio via Jason Thomas Facebook account Jason Thomas of Avalon Realty Advisors is not your average real estate broker. He is a pioneer in the marijuana version of the Dotcom Boom in what’s commonly being referred to as ‘The Green Rush’. At the center of it all in Denver and surrounding areas, Jason and […]

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Sabrina pictured at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO – PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine I met Sabrina Fendrick in 2010 when we were on the NORML Women’s Alliance Steering Committee. She’s a spitfire and cannot help but to contribute to making the world a better place through drug policy reform with a strong focus on […]