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Shine, Medicine, Shine:  Maestro Shaman Live-Streams 4/20 Cannabis Ceremonies

Shine, Medicine, Shine: Maestro Shaman Live-Streams 4/20 Cannabis Ceremonies

IMAGE: Shaman’s Mesa at Blue Morpho, Peru. Photo by Chris Kilham. 420 Ceremonies are free, live-streamed events that are open to everyone who is 21 and over.  You can experience them from the comfort of your own home. The inaugural event will take place on April 20th 2014. To sign up for the 420 Ceremony, visit www.420ceremony.org. Master Shaman Hamilton(…)

4/20: How To Crochet A Pot Wallet to Carry Your Holiday Stash!

4/20: How To Crochet A Pot Wallet to Carry Your Holiday Stash!

PHOTO: Denver, CO 4/20 The time has come to crochet yourself a pot wallet.  If you don’t already have a medical marijuana card, you will soon, don’t worry.  Better make this now and be ahead of the curve. Beginner crocheters ought to be fine with this pattern as long as they have a good understanding of(…)

Lady Business: Colorado Growhouse Realtor Rona Hanson

Lady Business: Colorado Growhouse Realtor Rona Hanson

Image: Vanessa Waltz/Silverkind Cannabis Jewelry Rona Hanson is Colorado’s next real estate agent.  Her company specializes in finding properties where people can safely grow marijuana in Colorado; her slogan is “Need Room to Grow?” Although marijuana has been legalized in Colorado for both recreational and medicinal purposes and state residents are legally allowed to grow marijuana, there(…)

The Persistence of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The Persistence of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

There’s been a lot of talk in the media lately regarding the supposed sexual harassment of a student by her philosophy professor. The professor in question recently resigned from his tenured university post in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations made against him.  The story details are fuzzy, but it seems that he and(…)

Medical Psychedelics: Amanita Muscaria, My Little Mushroom Friend

Medical Psychedelics: Amanita Muscaria, My Little Mushroom Friend

NOTICE: This is a first-person account of a personal experience with an entheogen. It is not an endorsement or an admonishment of the practice. Ladybud Magazine/Libertae LLC is not legally responsible for reader experiences that may/may not take place after reading this riveting article. I didn’t start that day planning on eating 13g of dried(…)

Gov Chris Christie’s Curious Brand of Vengeful Politics Not Limited to Actual Rivals

Gov Chris Christie’s Curious Brand of Vengeful Politics Not Limited to Actual Rivals

Image Courtesy: Donkey Hotey Jay Lassiter, political consultant, sometimes writer for Ladybud Magazine and board member at the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey yesterday wrote on his blog for PolitickerNJ.com about the travails of the state bungled medical marijuana program and how Governor Christie’s political bullying isn’t simply directed at those who displease the beleaguered(…)

Five Myths About Legal Marijuana in Colorado

Five Myths About Legal Marijuana in Colorado

MYTH: Cannabis distribution centers are going to run out of weed! They are not exactly running out of product so quickly that they will not be able to compensate for the crush. However, the “openers” – the 3 dozen or so original businesses selling cannabis on New Year’s Day – are understandably feeling the weight(…)

President Obama on Marijuana: Major Reform or Empty Promises?

President Obama on Marijuana: Major Reform or Empty Promises?

It isn’t always that a news story eclipses Superbowl playoff reports on Sundays in January – but yesterday’s New Yorker interview with President Obama drew widespread attention that certainly took some focus off the big game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. For the first time ever, the president made an unequivocal(…)

PLAYLIST: Diane Fornbacher’s ‘Preaching the Word’

PLAYLIST: Diane Fornbacher’s ‘Preaching the Word’

Diane Fornbacher (above) Seattle Hempfest 2012 backstage before speaking PHOTO Credit: Sharon Ravert I’ve done hundreds of speeches, vigils, interviews, protests and presentations. Though I am told I am fairly decent at public speaking, I never cease getting nervous before engaging an audience. It’s all a mixture of being around many people in public, wanting(…)

Famous Inspirational Poems for Freedom Fighters

Famous Inspirational Poems for Freedom Fighters

Fighting for freedom is definitely invigorating. We learn about our country, the world and especially ourselves — what we thought we knew, what we nothing about and what we can learn to help our varied and passionate journeys. Throughout the time we’ve been active we have likely seen people arrested or been the person arrested(…)