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Infographic: Beer Versus Wine, Oktoberfest Edition

Infographic: Beer Versus Wine, Oktoberfest Edition

Just because most of Ladybud’s readers and writers would rather unwind with a spliff at the end of a hard day doesn’t mean that we can’t appreciate a good glass of wine or a well-crafted beer as well. Considering that it’s Oktoberfest, the traditional harvest celebration where the bounty of the earth is celebrated via […]

CBD-Only Isn’t Enough: A Mom’s Letter to Lawmakers

CBD-Only Isn’t Enough: A Mom’s Letter to Lawmakers

Lawmaker, I hope you are doing well today. My name is Brittany Hardy. I am the mother of Jaqie Angel Warrior, a two year old little girl who suffers from a deadly form of epilepsy and uses cannabis oil to control her seizures. I am writing you this letter today in hopes you will listen […]

PA Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill, Removes AIDS, Smoking, Vaporizing

PA Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill, Removes AIDS, Smoking, Vaporizing

The Pennsylvania State Senate voted in a landslide to pass the state’s medical marijuana bill, which had just been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier in the week. There were only seven votes against the bill, all Republicans. Now, the State House of Representatives will need to make a decision, and quickly, if the bill […]

Boston Globe Publishes Letter to the Editor Praising Black Market Dealers and Growers

Boston Globe Publishes Letter to the Editor Praising Black Market Dealers and Growers

The mainstream media is quickly wising up to the shifting public opinion on marijuana and its legalization. First, the New York Times (and subsequently many other news outlets) came out calling for the legalization of cannabis. Now, another mainstream media outlet had taken an important first step. Today, the mainstream understanding of marijuana and cannabis […]

ACLU Calls for End of Solitary Confinement of Minors

ACLU Calls for End of Solitary Confinement of Minors

Every day across the country, kids as young as 13 are held in solitary confinement with almost no human contact for days or months at a time. Solitary can amount to torture, and the consequences can be devastating for children because they are still developing—that’s why we must stop this cruelty now. Earlier this year, […]

Sante Fe City Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession!

Sante Fe City Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession!

Last night, the Santa Fe City Council voted to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis within the city. The local ordinance passed in a very close 5-4 vote. Although there’s been no official statement as to when the ordinance will go into effect, it will make the possession of an ounce or less […]

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Utah has more support than one might suspect for cannabis reform. This article will detail what Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D), District 24 (Minority Assistant Whip), thought about strictly medical marijuana in 2010 (click this link for the original article, published by this writer on 1/27/2010). When originally interviewed on the topic, years before it […]

Minnesota Mom Charged For Giving Son Cannabis Oil, Despite State MMJ Law

Minnesota Mom Charged For Giving Son Cannabis Oil, Despite State MMJ Law

Mothers with sick children understand desperation in a way few other people can; how do you sit passively by while someone you love suffers unnecessarily?  Angela Brown, like many mothers with a severely ill child, was relieved and grateful when her state finally approved and passed a medical marijuana law that would provide her son […]

Petition: Don’t Leave Roderick Walker in Prison for Life over LSD

Petition: Don’t Leave Roderick Walker in Prison for Life over LSD

Roderick Walker was sentenced to life in prison for LSD well over a decade ago. Now, this non-violent offender is the focus of a national petition to request his clemency and release from prison. Roderick, called “Rudd” by his friends, was born in California to hippie parents, and was reportedly a devout DeadHead before he […]

Recipe: Rosemary-Infused Peach Jam

Recipe: Rosemary-Infused Peach Jam

Growing and canning your own food is a lot of work, but more than rewarding, especially when you can create a surprise recipe for someone special. Our garden (located in the Salt Lake valley, click here to link to Gradi’s Organic Garden) provided us when plenty of great herbs this season, with Rosemary getting huge […]