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‘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 […]

Recipe: Lactose Free Graham Cracker Crust Spiced Kief Pumpkin Pie

Recipe: Lactose Free Graham Cracker Crust Spiced Kief Pumpkin Pie

The aromatic of spice and pumpkin in a warm home always brings one delight and nostalgia. This sweet dessert is traditionally eaten during the fall and winter during holiday celebrations. In 1675, the first recipe for pumpkin pie was published in England. But pumpkin pie did not become a Thanksgiving and Christmas staple until the […]

Crow Medicine: Exploring Spirituality with Cannabis

Crow Medicine: Exploring Spirituality with Cannabis

Birds represent the element of air and are all messengers from the Great Spirit (God). Each bird carries their own medicine or lessons to teach you that are relevant to your current life path. Regardless of spiritual beliefs, bird medicine will still come to you whether you believe in it or not. It is when […]

Recipe: Medicated Pocket Pies with Decarboxylized Kief

Recipe: Medicated Pocket Pies with Decarboxylized Kief

August through September is the peak time for fruit in Colorado across the state. Palisade peaches, blueberries, cherries, plums, you name it, are not only delicious and bountiful but also very cheap. If you are a fellow Coloradan, now is the time to start taking advantage of nature’s gift to make pies, jellies, jams, compotes, […]

RECIPE: Headband Stromboli

RECIPE: Headband Stromboli

Artisan bread must meet certain standards to be considered such. These qualities dictate that the bread must be handmade, use culture starters or pre-ferments and sourdough, have no additives or preservatives to extend the shelf life, and use traditional production methods. Making artisan bread is a labor of love and an art form that needs […]

MIXOLOGY: Cannabis Infused Absinthe

MIXOLOGY: Cannabis Infused Absinthe

Absinthe, the notorious and widely controversial spirit, has been my favorite drink since I first tried it at the age of 19 in Canada. But it wasn’t until last year that I was possessed with the thought of Absinthe infused with cannabis. I mulled over which strain to select for both optimal strain specific flavors and mind altering […]

Homemade Chocolope Peppermint Lip Frosting

Homemade Chocolope Peppermint Lip Frosting

Fall is fast approaching in the high country, which presents a need to keep lips hydrated and kissably soft. This simple lip frosting recipe uses ingredients that can be commonly found in most homes without the fuss of beeswax. Quick, simple, and medicated with the cannabis strain Chocolope from DNA Genetics, this recipe will surely make […]

How I Became An All-Organic Marijuana Grower

How I Became An All-Organic Marijuana Grower

All photos by Jessica Catalano My experience growing marijuana was minimal at best when I lived on the East and West coast. I would help people water, trim and babysit, but I never had the chance to utilize those skills to branch out on my own. When I first started growing in Colorado, it didn’t […]

Strawberry Cough Immune System Booster Smoothie

Strawberry Cough Immune System Booster Smoothie

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher As the season has started to make its shift from warm summer to fall in Summit County, cooler weather patterns are flooding the county with daily rain storms. Mornings in the high country (10,000 ft or more in altitude) are in the low 50’s with mid 70’s during the day before the […]