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Stay Strong Dylan Farrow

Stay Strong Dylan Farrow

IMAGE: Vincent Van Gogh, Girl in White in the Woods Trigger Warning: This article discusses childhood abuse & sexual abuse. Dear Dylan Farrow, I don’t know you, and all I know about your history is what I have been able to glean from your letter, your past interview, and the records of the court case between […]

Medical Marijuana Legislation in Pennsylvania: One Patient’s Testimony

Medical Marijuana Legislation in Pennsylvania: One Patient’s Testimony

Editor’s Note: SB1182, the Compassionate Use of Cannabis Act, has been placed in the hands of the Senate Law & Justice Committee. There will be a hearing for the bill on Tuesday, January 28th, where legislators will consider commentary from doctors, researchers, patients, and other experts on the subject. The following is one Pennsylvania resident’s […]

Reform Activists Give Thanks

Reform Activists Give Thanks

We here at Ladybud Magazine are grateful for the year we’ve had with you, our readers, while we find our voices to lend to socially progressive issues — not just cannabis or overall drug policy reform, though we focus strongly on these issues. Our voices also allow us to unite with our brothers and sisters in […]

Police Not Required To Protect And Serve When Small Amount Of Marijuana Is Present

Police Not Required To Protect And Serve When Small Amount Of Marijuana Is Present

Martha Little* came home late one frigid January night to a dark home and found her kitchen door had been kicked in. She lived alone, and this was the third break-in. The first two had been reported to the police, and although she had been out late celebrating her brother’s birthday, she removed anything related […]

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray “Occupy” Lewis: Legalize Marijuana & Marriage Equality, Ban Fracking

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray “Occupy” Lewis: Legalize Marijuana & Marriage Equality, Ban Fracking

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher I’ve run into the incomparable Ray “Occupy” Lewis at Occupy demonstrations and a few Smokedown Prohibition Philadelphia protests at which we both spoke. I’m always grateful and honored to see him at these functions inspiring people with his views on cannabis legalization, marriage equality, women’s reproductive rights, free speech and the reasons we […]

War on Drugs Policy Reform: Time to Return the Peace to Peace Officer

War on Drugs Policy Reform: Time to Return the Peace to Peace Officer

In 1983, I was hired as a police officer in the community that I grew up in. If you had asked my friends, they would have said law enforcement was an unlikely professional choice for me, but I understood that it would not just challenge me personally, but that I could also make an impact […]