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RECIPE: Putting the “FUN” in Funeral Potatoes

RECIPE: Putting the “FUN” in Funeral Potatoes

PHOTO: GreenGlass1972 Anyone who has ever attended one will agree: funerals usually aren’t a lot of fun. Many funerals involve food. Some Mormon funerals involve a very specific, (locally) well known dish called “Funeral Potatoes.” “Funeral potatoes” is a common name for a wide variety of dishes, usually some type of potato and cheese casserole, which is […]

Mormon-Inspired Medicated Jello, A  Caretaker’s Dream

Mormon-Inspired Medicated Jello, A Caretaker’s Dream

PHOTO: Andrea Pacheco, Creative Commons As parents, caretakers, physicians and all types of nurses and allied health professionals come to realize, respect, and acknowledge the benefits of cannabis, many are faced with the question of how best to administer the essential, extracted oils of the cannabis plant. From butter to oil to tinctures to crampy […]

Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff: Cannabis Reform in Utah

Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff: Cannabis Reform in Utah

What does a Republican, Mormon, family man and father of 5, a former Attorney General, once tempted to use medicinal cannabis look like? Well, here in the  great State of Utah, he would look Mark Shurtleff. Mr. Shurtleff was Utah born and bred, educated at Brigham Young University (BYU) and served as a missionary for […]

LADY BUSINESS: Rebekah Harris of Flotsam & Jetsam New York

LADY BUSINESS: Rebekah Harris of Flotsam & Jetsam New York

PHOTO: Earrings by Flotsam and Jetsam NY, Easton Schirra Studio 2013 Rebekah Harris lives and breathes culture and class, it comes effortlessly to her. She is the epitome of everything Ladybud Magazine stands for; she is a pioneering artisan with taste-making style and a conscious, forward-thinking view of marijuana in today’s politics and society. She […]

Eri Is Ready: A Mormon Woman On Being Transgendered And Getting A Sex Change

Eri Is Ready: A Mormon Woman On Being Transgendered And Getting A Sex Change

Eri Hayward (pronounced “Eddy”) is transgendered. She lives in the conservative Utah Valley where she is a regular guest speaker at both Brigham Young University (BYU) and Utah Valley University (UVU) about being a transgendered Mormon woman, how to reconcile religion and personal beliefs and experiences. On July 10th, she will fly to Thailand to […]

How And Why You Should Talk To Strangers About Marijuana

How And Why You Should Talk To Strangers About Marijuana

Sometimes I get really sick of talking about pot, but then I remember why I need to. I have been immersed in the marijuana world for awhile now and it is easy for me to feel like all the things I know about marijuana are common knowledge; it wasn’t illegal until 1937, it cannot kill […]

Mona Wilder: Utah’s Fiercest Drag Queen

Mona Wilder: Utah’s Fiercest Drag Queen

PHOTO: Mona Wilder by Kami Christiansen The Season 5 Finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race was a ratings bonanza, it is becoming more apparent that drag queens are mainstreaming, in part because the audience has moved beyond gay men and straight women, even straight men have learned to appreciate the art form that is drag. In […]

Mormon Mom Thrown in Mexican Prison for Failing to Bribe Judge

Mormon Mom Thrown in Mexican Prison for Failing to Bribe Judge

PHOTO: Yanira Maldonado and Husband Gary Maldonado, on their wedding day By Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht A Mormon mother-of-seven visiting Mexico for a funeral was thrown in jail when her bus was stopped at a military checkpoint and marijuana was found on board. Her family says she was thrown in prison after they failed to raise money […]