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In Honor of Mickey Martin: Our Fearless and Beloved Cannabis Warrior

In Honor of Mickey Martin: Our Fearless and Beloved Cannabis Warrior

  Dedicated cannabis and anti-drug war activist, Mickey Martin, passed away on June 20, 2017 of a heart attack at his home. To those who were close to him, this was a horrific punch to the solar plexus and to our collective work. He was gone suddenly in his early 40’s and far too soon […]

Cannabis Industry Advocates & Business Owners Brainstorm with Boston City Councilors

Cannabis Industry Advocates & Business Owners Brainstorm with Boston City Councilors

The Boston City Council’s Committee on Jobs, Wages & Workforce Development held a working session on December 6 to discuss recommendations the city can make regarding equitable ownership of marijuana businesses. Industry experts, advocates and business owners participated in three panels, and produced a variety of ideas that the Council will present to the state […]

Lady Business: Heidi Keyes of Puff Pass and Paint

Lady Business: Heidi Keyes of Puff Pass and Paint

Heidi Keyes of Puff Pass and Paint is an ebullient, welcoming and talented artist in her own right. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Carthage College in Wisconsin and since 2014, has been on everything from international media to Colorado Public Radio. When out at cannabis movement or industry events, it’s easy to spot […]

Self Care is a Community Service

Self Care is a Community Service

As activists, it is sometimes hard to shut off the heart and the mind, as the world is in perpetual motion and chaos. Social media is rife with cynicism, excruciating news and clap backs. Our President-elect is the embodiment of every bully, elitist, predator, and well, a lot more. As such, the compulsion to DO […]

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, […]

Poetry Book: The Cicada and the Firefly, a Study of Love and Insects

Poetry Book: The Cicada and the Firefly, a Study of Love and Insects

Bethany Moore, Resident Ladybud Poet, has self-published a new collection of poetry called The Cicada and the Firefly, a Study of Love and Insects. The book is a story about a brilliant and creative man named Benjamin Johnson who weaved in and out of her life for more than 16 years until his life ended unexpectedly and […]

Recipe: Cannabis Hempesto

Recipe: Cannabis Hempesto

Submitted by YellowJuana Cake Hempesto 3 cups washed, fresh basil leaves, stems removed, patted dry 2-4 garlic cloves, peeled – according to taste 1/3-1/2 cup pecans, pine nuts, almonds or walnuts 1 tablespoon hemp seeds 10 tablespoons cannabis infused olive oil, or more, as needed 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese Pinch of sea […]

Dr. Mitch’s Self-Compassion Chili Recipe

Dr. Mitch’s Self-Compassion Chili Recipe

Get a 4-quart Dutch oven. Try to avoid making jokes. The Dutch don’t really cook like that. You deserve this Dutch oven. You really do. There are lots of things you can cook in it. I’m going to write a ton of recipes for you. They’re going to be great. Really. And they’re all going […]

poem: the jailer

poem: the jailer

the text from the jailer says need alcohol so we meet at the bar at the top of the hotel you know he says over his scotch glass they wanted me to drug test my employees so I told them I have absolute trust with my officers if I ask them to piss in a […]