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An Open Letter to Those Who Oppose Cannabis Clothes

An Open Letter to Those Who Oppose Cannabis Clothes

When a friend posted this piece about cannabis clothes on Facebook that originally appeared at the blog for Pick & Mix Seeds, I began formulating a response by the time I reached the end of the first paragraph. The story in question is actually an open letter “to those who wear cannabis clothes” and it really […]

Year End Giving: Ladybud Magazine Reader Favorites

Year End Giving: Ladybud Magazine Reader Favorites

It’s almost 2015 but not quite yet! That means it’s time for end-of-year giving. While there are over a million charitable organizations from which to choose, Ladybud Magazine asked readers and staff to suggest a few that are their favorites. Some of the organizations might be recognizable but we’ve made a special effort to include […]

Support the Parents4Pot Second Annual POW/Cannabis Community Holiday Drive!

Support the Parents4Pot Second Annual POW/Cannabis Community Holiday Drive!

We love to make a difference in the lives of those in our community. No one knows first hand how terrible this war is than the families of those who are struggling to make ends meet in their role as an activist, medical refugee, or those serving time for cannabis. We are organizing Amazon.com Wish […]

Parents 4 Pot Takes on CA Cannabis Politics

Parents 4 Pot Takes on CA Cannabis Politics

Parents 4 Pot, a non-profit mutual benefit organization based in California, has a clear mission to end cannabis prohibition policies that result in the destruction of families and decimate poor and minority communities. We are dismayed that the California Police Chiefs Association and the California League of Cities are using their lobbying muscle in Sacramento […]

The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

Women the world over are ending prohibition…Again. This is the motto of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition, consisting of over 250 members worldwide with 60 chapters “dedicated to spreading knowledge and truth about cannabis and pursuing what should be our rights and freedoms in our own medical care.” The women of the IWCC strive to share scientific studies, medical […]

I Was a Foster Child and CPS Needs Real Reform

I Was a Foster Child and CPS Needs Real Reform

IMAGE: “”Draped Reclining Mother and Baby” by Henry Moore, Photo by Peter Rivera, Creative Commons Just like Child Protective Services can suck for parents, foster care can suck for kids too. As someone who spent my pre-teen and teen years in foster care, this is something that my friends and I know all too well. […]

Florida Medical Cannabis Activist Renee Petro Under CPS Investigation

Florida Medical Cannabis Activist Renee Petro Under CPS Investigation

Renee Petro has already been living a parent’s worst nightmare for years: her 12-year-old son Branden suffers from a rare form of pediatric epilepsy called FIRES, which causes uncontrolled seizures that can be fatal. On Tuesday, a new nightmare began for the family, when Florida Child Protective Services showed up at their home to investigate […]

Paula Joana: On Gratitude, Losing a Child, and Making a Difference

Paula Joana: On Gratitude, Losing a Child, and Making a Difference

IMAGE: Paula and Phil Joana with daughter Sabina and son Rocco. All images courtesy of Paula Joana. Editor’s Note: Paula Joana is the mother of Sabina Rose, who died in New Jersey in December, 2013, awaiting access to medical cannabis. Weed on My Mind by Paula Joana I want to take a moment to thank […]

Parents 4 Pot

Parents 4 Pot

Parents 4 Pot is a new organization that is quickly growing in membership. According to the group’s website, “Parents 4 Pot is a dedicated voice for all families who support the end of hemp and cannabis prohibition.” Through direct action campaigns and community education projects, the group is working to eliminate the social stigma surrounding […]

The Empty Chair at The Holiday Table

The Empty Chair at The Holiday Table

As part of my work with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) I have met many activist women that have helped me channel my loss into something that is both constructive and meaningful. This work is both selfish and altruistic, as it has helped me transform my pain into action. I have written previously concerning the […]