marijuana moms

How Will Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Laws Affect Families?

How Will Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Laws Affect Families?

PHOTO: Lisa Williams, Creative Commons In May, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law historic legislation regulating the growth, sale, and use of the marijuana in the Rocky Mountain state, and several related bills have been signed or are expected to be signed.  In many ways they are excellent documents and should be celebrated as […]

Portland, OR: NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation To Host Fundraiser At The World Famous Cannabis Cafe

Portland, OR: NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation To Host Fundraiser At The World Famous Cannabis Cafe

Sunday, September 29th 2013 marks the first Pacific Northwest kick off event for the newly formed National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Women’s Alliance Foundation (NWAF). The “High Tea” fundraiser will be hosted by Madeline Martinez, NORML Women’s Alliance Founding Board Member, at the World Famous Cannabis Cafe. The fundraiser will begin at noon and […]

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Recently, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg of “Lean In” fame came under fire (again) for being an out-of-touch opportunist. Despite its founder being worth an estimated $400 million, someone from the “Lean In” organization posted an ad for an unpaid intern. Thinking about the absurdity of a young woman providing unpaid help to an organization founded by […]

Cannabis: The First-Line Medication For Treating Childhood Epilepsy

Cannabis: The First-Line Medication For Treating Childhood Epilepsy

PHOTO: Meghan Wilson and her daughter, Vivian, who suffers from Dravet Syndrome. “A little less panicky, but more tired than ever before.  So violent with biting, hitting and scratching, ripping the leads off, and just wanting to crawl out of his skin with not being able to sit still…. No sleep for either Jaxs or […]

“Just Move To A State Where It’s Legal”: A Marijuana Mom Responds

“Just Move To A State Where It’s Legal”: A Marijuana Mom Responds

By Victoria LaChapelle Diane Fornbacher, Publisher of Ladybud Magazine, recently posed a question online asking how people felt about the advice given to so many activist parents when it comes to having their family’s safety threatened by bad marijuana laws. Oftentimes, these mothers are told to just “move to a legal state.” One detail that […]

What Exactly Is A “Marijuana Mom?”

What Exactly Is A “Marijuana Mom?”

What exactly is a “Marijuana Mom?” The answer to that question is not obvious; most individuals will automatically assume if you are a mother or father for marijuana, medical or recreational, you are a no-good stoner who doesn’t contribute to society. This stigma has become the norm after 70+ years of federal hemp and cannabis […]

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 […]

CPS Visits Family After Son Mentions Hemp at School

CPS Visits Family After Son Mentions Hemp at School

PHOTO: MONKO PHOTO The title ‘Marijuana Moms’ should not be relegated to just moms who consume cannabis (although at Ladybud, we definitely agree that cannabis is an amazing and versatile plant). In some cases, free thinkers don’t even have a relationship with the plant bear the brunt of ignorance from social workers. These days ‘Marijuana […]

Lindsey Rinehart: A Message To My Precious Boys

Lindsey Rinehart: A Message To My Precious Boys

Lindsey Rinehart is an activist from Idaho. On April 23, the state removed her children from her custody for three weeks. Read her story here. This letter is a message to her children to read in 15 years when they are adults, but really a message to all parents, moms and dads, who risk their […]