justin alpert

The Ode of the Newbie Activist, Part One

The Ode of the Newbie Activist, Part One

Did you see what I just did?!? Wow. I’m awesome. Nothing is ever going to be the same going forward. The whole universe has changed…and for the better too! Heh…They ought to make a movie about me. You would have thought that I would’ve been afraid. But I did it. I just had the resolve. […]

Book Review:  Caffeinated, An Exploration of America’s Favorite Drug

Book Review: Caffeinated, An Exploration of America’s Favorite Drug

Caffeinated by coffee enthusiast and author Murray Carpenter is a fascinating account of how America’s most popular drug goes unaccounted for in our daily lives.  A sixteenth of a teaspoon of powdered caffeine is a standard dose, while a tablespoon is lethal.  For production of commercial energy shots, sketchy manufacturing facilities in China regularly and […]

Letter to the Editor: Let’s Fight the Scourge of Tarragon

Letter to the Editor: Let’s Fight the Scourge of Tarragon

Dear Ladybud Editor: Things change so rapidly in politics.  While we suffer Cannabis Prohibition’s last pangs of rigor mortis, as a culture, we are going to need a new scapegoat.  Might I suggest Tarragon?  What an obnoxious herb. Tarragon has no place in a modern kitchen.  If you use it, you are bound to anger […]

Ed Forchion to Travel Across Country in Weedmobile

Ed Forchion to Travel Across Country in Weedmobile

Ed Forchion is a black man with dreads.  He smokes marijuana. Since long before it was contemporary to say so, Ed has advocated for medical marijuana and outright legalization.   Now, you might imagine, a black man with dreads advocating for smoking marijuana might not go down so well with people in authority, even a few […]

Protest at the Liberty Bell: Cannabis Activists Receive Federal Sentencing

Protest at the Liberty Bell: Cannabis Activists Receive Federal Sentencing

IMAGE: “Old Liberty Bell” by James Cremer, 1821-1893 This past Wednesday, I was humbled and honored to lay witness to a matter of no less significance to the course of history than was The Boston Tea Party itself. In Federal Court in Philadelphia, across the street from The Liberty Bell, True American Hero Activist Chris […]