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Lady Business: Nina Parks of Mirage Medicinal in San Francisco

Lady Business: Nina Parks of Mirage Medicinal in San Francisco

Nina Parks is the CEO of Mirage Medicinal, a California state-certified medicinal cannabis cooperative that delivers anywhere within San Francisco city limits. Nina is not only a businesswoman in the cannabis industry, she is also an artist, poet, community organizer and activist. Parks is also one of the co-founders of Supernova Women, a San Francisco […]

Lady Business: Susan Squibb the Cannabis Maven

Lady Business: Susan Squibb the Cannabis Maven

Feature Photo: ©Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine Susan Squibb is one of the busiest women in the cannabis industry. She works for Steep Hill Halent Colorado, whose “primary mission was and is to protect the public health by providing infrastructure and analytical services to legally authorized distributors and producers of cannabis and to regulators tracking their operations.” In addition, […]

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 […]

The Underground, Part 4: A Review of Scholarly Literature About Women and Weed

The Underground, Part 4: A Review of Scholarly Literature About Women and Weed

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of Brandie Wilson’s series, The Underground. It is a sociological analysis of the role of women in the underground cannabis economy of Humboldt County and Northern California. The first article in the series can be viewed here,   the second installment can be viewed here and the third part […]

Lady Business: Mo Mitchell of ‘I Just Geeked Myself’

Lady Business: Mo Mitchell of ‘I Just Geeked Myself’

I recently had the chance to catch up with Morgan “Mo” Mitchell, a talented artist and hat pin maker in the cannabis community whose pins are amusing pieces of cultural gold, and asked her a few questions about her current works and projects. — Amber Senter LB: How long have you been an artist? MM: […]

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Interview with Activist & Speaker Diane Fornbacher

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Interview with Activist & Speaker Diane Fornbacher

PHOTO: Debby Goldsberry (L), Diane Fornbacher (C), Liana Held (R)/courtesy International Cannabis Business Conference Portland, OR hosted the International Cannabis Business Conference that took place during the weekend of September 13th & 14th. The who’s-who of cannabis attended, including international speaker Laura Blanco De Leon, President of the Association of Cannabis Studies of Uruguay. Oregon […]

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 […]

Lady Business: The Cannabis Global Initiative

Lady Business: The Cannabis Global Initiative

While cannabis businesses are still very cutting-edge and in some places, legally gray, there are some very intelligent, experienced, and passionate people who are openly working in the cannabis industry. As legal markets have developed, more educated professionals are becoming involved in the cannabis world. Many of these individuals never go anywhere near cannabis  or […]