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Senate Measure Introduced to Federally Legalize State Medical Marijuana Programs

Senate Measure Introduced to Federally Legalize State Medical Marijuana Programs

Yesterday, July 24th, 2014, Senator Rand Paul, a Republican law maker from Kentucky, filed an Amendment to a bill being considered in the Senate that would federally legalize and recognize state medical marijuana programs. Senate Bill 2569, also known as the Bring Jobs Home Act, has had 97 Amendments proposed to it as it has(…)

Is Hawaii Gearing up for a Green Rush?

Is Hawaii Gearing up for a Green Rush?

Recently, both Oregon and Alaska activists announced that citizens in their respective states will be voting on full adult recreational cannabis legalization ballot initiatives this fall. It looks like another, much more tropical destination in the United States is considering the impact that cannabis legalization could have on the state. That’s right, Ladybud readers, Hawaii(…)

Little Boy With Cancer Asking for Birthday Cards

Little Boy With Cancer Asking for Birthday Cards

July 25th is a special day; it’s Danny Nickerson’s sixth birthday. Danny has cancer, and he told his family he wanted to get a lot of cards in the mail for his birthday. He was diagnosed last October with an inoperable brain tumor growing on his brain stem. His diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.  It(…)

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children at Risk Work

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children at Risk Work

Across the country, thousands of children are languishing in abusive prisons and jails. These youths are disproportionately African American and Latino. Most live in poverty. Many of these children were needlessly pushed out of school and into the juvenile justice system. But schools are just one entry point to the juvenile justice system – a(…)

Little Girl with Dravet Syndrome Dies While Waiting for Cannabis

Little Girl with Dravet Syndrome Dies While Waiting for Cannabis

Another little girl in the state of New York has passed away while waiting for safe access to cannabis. Anna Conte, a nine-year-old who suffered from Dravet Syndrome, passed away last week and was laid to rest yesterday. Her mother, Wendy Conte, was a part of the movement to pass the New York State medical(…)

Take Action: Tell Congress to Support the Smarter Sentencing Act

Take Action: Tell Congress to Support the Smarter Sentencing Act

Our federal prison population is out of control. While America has only five percent of the world’s population, we have 25 percent of the world’s prison inmates–an 800% increase in the last 30 years. Unless we curb policies like extreme sentencing, our prison population will continue to grow at these staggering rates. And taxpayers like(…)

My Pot Plant Does Not Want to Eat Your Kid

My Pot Plant Does Not Want to Eat Your Kid

Witches Weed at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver/PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher for Ladybud Magazine I live in Highlands Ranch, CO in Douglas County, which is one of the more conservative counties when it comes to cannabis. There are no dispensaries here. We have to grow our own quietly indoors because we definitely can’t do it outdoors. That’s true(…)

RIP Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

RIP Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

Amy Winehouse died three years ago today. I remember seeing her at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia with my friends Ed and Kate a few months before she died. She looked very skinny and drawn and was wearing those tiny faded jean shorts and gold belt with a tank top with flimsy and often dirty pink(…)

Utah Patient with Multiple Sclerosis to Receive Donated Ramp

Utah Patient with Multiple Sclerosis to Receive Donated Ramp

Erin Halverson Matthews was a woman in need. She didn’t need a new pair of shoes. She didn’t need a mani/pedi. She didn’t need a new blouse or a new dress. Erin needed a wheelchair ramp. Erin suffers from Multiple Sclerosis or MS, an “unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts(…)

My Southeastern Adventure: A Quest for Good Food and Great Beer

My Southeastern Adventure: A Quest for Good Food and Great Beer

Beginning my quest with a pleasant drive northeast up to Charleston, SC, we quickly settled in and our party of twelve crowded into the local Charleston Crab House, a family-owned business founded in 1991. My boyfriend and I consumed a dozen local raw oysters each and split 1.5 pounds of Alaskan snow crab legs, devouring(…)