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How Marijuana Helps People With Cancer

How Marijuana Helps People With Cancer

There is a lot of exaggerated rhetoric in the cannabis world surrounding cannabis and cancer. Some people will go so far as to claim that cannabis and cannabis alone can and will kill all forms of cancer, despite the stage of the cancer’s progression and the type of cancer. Even a cursory review of information […]

Poem: Sole Proprietor

Poem: Sole Proprietor

Valiance in black cobblestones, Your disparity with insolence. In the night during a tremendous fight When solidarity has taken blight When scholarly conversations birth plight She is not around to occupy this quiet sound. Deep breath and inhale – medicine to me You saved my heart – feeling free…

Helping the Homeless and People in Need Feeds the Good in Everyone

Helping the Homeless and People in Need Feeds the Good in Everyone

With an estimated 7.9 million unemployed and over 500,000 homeless in the U.S., we are seeing an immense amount of our population in desperate need for basic necessities. Sometimes, we feel pressure when we are walking down the street or stopped at a light and people in are obvious need or asking for some kind […]

Will 2016 Be the Year of Weed and Women?

Will 2016 Be the Year of Weed and Women?

As 2015 drew to a close, many of us did what we do each year at this time: reflect on the changes to our culture and personal lives that happened over the last year. 2015 was surprising in a lot of ways. It saw real, if biased, mainstream media attention focused on police brutality and […]

Recipe: Mocha Hemp Pudding Pie by TwicebakedinWA

Recipe: Mocha Hemp Pudding Pie by TwicebakedinWA

I got a lot of requests on social media for this recipe after I posted this one simple picture. Happily, I wrote the recipe down.  Imagine chocolate, coffee, and hemp delivered as a fluffy pudding that slides just right on the tongue. A delicious way to get more antioxidants, amino acids, and essential fatty acids for dessert, breakfast, or […]

Oakland California: Shades of Green Series Presented by Supernova Women

Oakland California: Shades of Green Series Presented by Supernova Women

Supernova Women is pleased to present a FREE seminar ‘Shades of Green’ for the people of color (POC) community focused on subjects relating to medical cannabis, legalization, and prison reform. The evening was created in response to the clear need for involvement of communities of color in the legislative efforts regarding cannabis and how to participate […]

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 […]

Ladybud Writer Picks for End of Year Giving 2015

Ladybud Writer Picks for End of Year Giving 2015

Below readers will find organizations and individuals who have helped the medicinal and adult use cannabis cause as well as overall drug policy reform (which includes shining light on reducing for-profit prisons, juvenile detention, prisoner/family support). These organizations and individuals deserve our financial support for their work as it benefits us all on a national […]

How Cannabis Helped Me Overcome My Suicidal Ideation

How Cannabis Helped Me Overcome My Suicidal Ideation

Content note: This article discusses suicidal ideation and may be upsetting to those who have lost a loved one to suicide or those who struggle similarly. Mental health issues and suicide are highly individuated medical conditions, and obviously this extended metaphor will not apply to everyone. It is presented as both a source of potential […]

Review: Acquarella Water-Based Nail Polish in Wicked

Review: Acquarella Water-Based Nail Polish in Wicked

I don’t often paint my nails, partially because I tend to make a massive mess of my cuticles and partially because I hate the smell of nail polish and nail polish remover. So when I heard about Acquarella, a water-based nail polish with a custom, no-stink remover, I was intrigued. I also liked that Acquarella […]