parenting

Let’s Talk about Drugs: A Letter to Future Offspring

Let’s Talk about Drugs: A Letter to Future Offspring

To my dearest children Wilhelm and/or Lyra, (Yes, your names were determined prior to the remote possibility of your conception.) Let’s have a serious talk – one of the rare conversations that may leave you squirming in slight discomfort yet which are crucial for us to have. As you enter adolescence, you’ll likely encounter youth […]

More Dangerous to Kids Than Marijuana: Laundry Detergent Pods

More Dangerous to Kids Than Marijuana: Laundry Detergent Pods

The creation of medical marijuana programs and the legalization of recreational cannabis almost always seem to bring with them hysterical opining about the dangers legalized marijuana poses to children. Prohibitionists are trying to re-ignite the guttering flames of reefer madness in this country by frantically waving statistics about emergency room visits by children exposed to […]

Beyond Marijuana Candy: Real Tips for Safe Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Beyond Marijuana Candy: Real Tips for Safe Halloween Trick-or-Treating

A true canna-warrior, Rx MaryJane of Colorado (Teri Robnett), founder of the Cannabis Patience Alliance, “The voice of medical marijuana patients” is addressing the “issue” of ensuring a safe Halloween for trick or treating in legalized marijuana states. Click here to wacth RX MaryJane’s video. The Denver Police Department released a video (linked below) warning […]

A Birmingham/Salt March Moment: The Cultural Tipping Point for Cannabis Legalization

A Birmingham/Salt March Moment: The Cultural Tipping Point for Cannabis Legalization

Before I became a stay-at-home dad for a medically fragile child, I was a social historian, studying how large groups of people forced “change from below” via organization and protests. With my specialty being African and African-American history, I spent a lot of time researching the history of the anti-colonial and civil rights movements. Now […]

McGill-a-Gram: Teach Your Parents Well

McGill-a-Gram: Teach Your Parents Well

If you are about my age or older, you may remember that old-style parenting. Remember when your parents used to get together with their friends to drink adult beverages and talk about adult subjects? Somebody would pat your head and tell you to go outside or upstairs. Maybe every now and then, when somebody would […]

Lady Business: Debby Goldsberry

Lady Business: Debby Goldsberry

PHOTO CREDIT: Diane R. Fornbacher/LADYBUD Magazine Debby Goldsberry has been involved in cannabis activism since 1988, and she attended her first smoke-in in 1986, which means she has been fighting to repeal prohibition for 25 years. In those 25 years, she has founded or been on the board of a number of influential businesses and […]

One Parenting Rule EVERY Family Should Follow

One Parenting Rule EVERY Family Should Follow

Trigger warning: This article discusses child death (via hyperthermia). After a long, hard winter, spring is finally here. With the rising temperatures, however, an insidious risk also creeps back into the lives of those who care for small children. Every summer, the horror stories trickle in from across the country: tales of silent or sleeping […]

Signs You Might Be A Pot Mom Activist

Signs You Might Be A Pot Mom Activist

PHOTO CREDIT: Sabrina Fendrick/NORML • You don’t have a sitter for 420 festivities while working at the High Times Cannabis Cup for the NORML Women’s Alliance booth because the one you found got entered into the extract competition that same weekend. • There are no clean shirts in the dresser except manly square cut promo cannabis leaf t-shirts […]

Chicks Need Rub Too: It’s Normal to Masturbate

Chicks Need Rub Too: It’s Normal to Masturbate

Last week I came across a link about a trend in Colorado called “The Purity Ball”. I was, as I so often am, distracted and I pre-judged based solely on the words of the title. If the journalists of 2014 need to change anything, it’s to use clearer titles for your articles. If you have […]

Common Sense Advice for Parents on How to Talk About Marijuana

Common Sense Advice for Parents on How to Talk About Marijuana

PHOTO: Mark Brannan Along with being an author and expert on open adoption, my dear friend Lori Lavendar Luz (Lori Holden) is a phenomenal mother and blogger! She writes about the daily joys and pains of parenting with love, common sense and and a big dose of humor. When she decided to address the issue of how to […]