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Los Angeles Shuts Down First Area Cannabis Farmers Market

Los Angeles Shuts Down First Area Cannabis Farmers Market

Much like others that have come before it, the Los Angeles Cannabis Farmers Market, also known as the California Heritage Market is already  being shut down by the municipality in which it was operating. The recently opened market, which first allowed patrons to come in and browse cannabis farmers’ wares on 4th of July weekend […]

LA’s Cannabis Farmer’s Market Now Open

LA’s Cannabis Farmer’s Market Now Open

Many of Ladybud‘s regular readers probably enjoy visiting their area farmers market. Savvy folks understand that buying fresh, local produce from local farmers is going to get them the most nutritional bang for their buck. Now, shoppers in Los Angeles, (specifically the Boyle Heights neighborhood) will be able to visit an area first: a marijuana […]

Ed Forchion to Travel Across Country in Weedmobile

Ed Forchion to Travel Across Country in Weedmobile

Ed Forchion is a black man with dreads.  He smokes marijuana. Since long before it was contemporary to say so, Ed has advocated for medical marijuana and outright legalization.   Now, you might imagine, a black man with dreads advocating for smoking marijuana might not go down so well with people in authority, even a few […]

TX: Patient Activist Vincent Lopez’s Moving Speech for Cannabis Freedom

TX: Patient Activist Vincent Lopez’s Moving Speech for Cannabis Freedom

Photo Courtesy: Texas NORML Texas NORML’s Patient Outreach Director and publisher of The Austin 420, Vincent Lopez, was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at age 11. He’s defied the odds in not letting illness stand in the way of his ambitions in bringing forth a new way of thinking, a new sense of awareness, and a […]

Pacifica Radio, A Truly Progressive Voice of Dissent

Pacifica Radio, A Truly Progressive Voice of Dissent

Everyone loves a good NPR piece. For a long time, it was my go-to radio station. Recently, however, I’ve found a new love in Pacifica Radio. What is amazing about Pacifica is, well, everything. In an age of government spying, covert wars, and a crackdown on civil liberties, it is increasingly important to have a full […]

Abolish The 9-to-5 Work Week: Save Money, The Planet And Your Brain

Abolish The 9-to-5 Work Week: Save Money, The Planet And Your Brain

This is Los Angeles, California. Downtown LA is not like most major cities, there is no real city center where jobs are concentrated. Its nine million residents drive across its crumbling, trafficked freeways from where they can afford to live to where they work every single day; the average commute time for people who live […]

Our Dystopian Realities

Our Dystopian Realities

PHOTO: Rachael of Bladerunner Humans have as much of an adoration with the destruction of ourselves as we do for the success of ourselves. It goes beyond the fascination that people have for things such as zombie movies or post-apocalyptic worlds. To us, those can be very fascinating because they render us animals; it brings […]

San Francisco Is The New Capital For Indie Film

San Francisco Is The New Capital For Indie Film

San Francisco has always been a location for movies. Without trying too hard, everyone can name at least three movies they’ve seen that took place in San Francisco: The Conversation, So I Married an Ax Murderer, The Rock, Vertigo, and of course the ever famous and oh so brilliant Tommy Wiseau masterpiece The Room. It’s pretty […]

Reality Check On Marijuana Moms Media Coverage

Reality Check On Marijuana Moms Media Coverage

Recently, there has been a confounding media frenzy on the sensationalized phenomenon of “marijuana moms,” women who smoke cannabis to get through the stress of being a parent. The comparison is a familiar one, of “mother’s little helpers,” blatant references to 1960s housewives who would take a Valium or a Quaalude to ease the burden […]