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The Aspiring Lives of Neurons: Women, Their Babies and Cannabis

The Aspiring Lives of Neurons: Women, Their Babies and Cannabis

“Of course it is safe to smoke pot in pregnancy, just take look at Jamaica”! This type of comment perpetuates an “herban legend,” circulating specifically among those in the “it’s safe” camp. The reference to Jamaica is to the commonly quoted work of anthropologist Melanie Dreher PhD RN, who in 1989 conducted a small, qualitative, […]

Dear Lady Gaga: YOU SUCK

Dear Lady Gaga: YOU SUCK

I mean, seriously girlfriend, “addicted” to marijuana? Really? Is that the word you meant to use? Marijuana is not physically addictive – even prohibitionists with half a clue are willing to admit that. Sure, you might enjoy smoking and get a little irritable if you stop, but that’s not addiction. Not at all. According to […]

Tired of Making the Same Old Jewelry? Revitalize with Chain Mail!

Tired of Making the Same Old Jewelry? Revitalize with Chain Mail!

PHOTO (above): Chainmail Peter Pan Collar by Richard Ayres Do you sell your own handmade jewelry making the same pieces as everyone else? What if I told you that you can make a very unique brand of jewelry that most people overlook? Chain mail, also known as maille, chainmail, or chainmaille makes some lovely and unique jewelry […]

TheLeafOnline.com Debuts Oct. 15

TheLeafOnline.com Debuts Oct. 15

PHOTO: Cannabis Now/Source: The Leaf Online The Leaf is back – October 15th. In just a few years, noted authors and activists Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris built the West Coast Leaf into one of the largest cannabis publications in the world. With a circulation of 175,000, the print edition became a staple of the cannabis […]

DIY: Harvest Season Pumpkin Pipe

DIY: Harvest Season Pumpkin Pipe

PHOTOS: Laura Notini It’s October, and autumn has certainly arrived. It can be seen in the changing of the leaves, the chill in the air, and the presence of pumpkins. From pie to coffee to decorations, this season has become synonymous with the orange gourd, and why should it stop there? For crafty cannabis consumers, […]

Natural Remedy for Cold and Flu: Fire Cider

Natural Remedy for Cold and Flu: Fire Cider

Ladybud Magazine made a visit to Philadelphia’s famed Reading Terminal Market a few weeks ago and stopped by our favorite stand, Herbiary. They’ve got all kinds of great stuff there for the mind, body and soul. We picked some up some homeopathic sleep aid, candles, a book on tea and a curious concoction in an […]

HEMPFEST 2013: What Does The Average Person Think?

HEMPFEST 2013: What Does The Average Person Think?

PHOTOS: Jack Rikess When the Grand Dame behind Ladybud gave me the assignment to cover the largest marijuana gathering in the world, Seattle’s Hempfest; she only had one rule, “Don’t interview anyone famous! I want to hear from the common person, the regular Jane, no more celebrities! I care what the people think! Not someone […]

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

Although women have served in leadership roles throughout our past, I believe our capabilities are still untapped, not just in drug policy reform, but in many other fields as well. The biggest roadblocks to women in leadership are not just placed on us by society, but by ourselves through our acceptance of the roles dealt […]

Reclaiming Mary Sue

Reclaiming Mary Sue

Mary Sue: An idealized character based on the author of a literary work, most commonly used by female authors. The term Mary Sue is quasi-loaded. A writer might be insulted if someone claimed a character they created was a Mary Sue and because of awful drek, like anything related to Twilight, Mary Sue has become […]

Jessica DeMoura’s Five Beauty Essentials

Jessica DeMoura’s Five Beauty Essentials

I never in a million years thought I would have to deal with ugly pimples on my face after high school, certainly not at the age of 30. I find that most acne treatments are made for greasy-skinned teenagers and that clearly wasn’t my problem. After much research and trying product after product I finally […]