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Lady Business: Comedian Chanel Ali

Lady Business: Comedian Chanel Ali

Chanel Ali is a standup comedian who started out in Philadelphia and moved to New York City in 2015. That same year, she interviewed Philadelphia citizens about cannabis legalization for Ladybud Magazine with Philadelphia-based comedian, Alyssa Al-Dookhi. She’s the kind of performer who is easy to like immediately with her casual and intellectual storytelling style. […]

PA: Hempcrete workshop June 6th, 2015 with Hemp Heals Foundation & Keystone Cannabis Coalition

PA: Hempcrete workshop June 6th, 2015 with Hemp Heals Foundation & Keystone Cannabis Coalition

ROBESONIA, PA – The Hemp Heals Foundation and the Keystone Cannabis Coalition have partnered up for a one of kind building with Hempcrete* workshop Saturday June 6th, 2015. This hands on, interactive Hempcrete workshop will run from 9am to 5pm and will be instructed by John Patterson of Tiny Hemp Houses based in Colorado. In […]

City of Brotherly Bud: Philadelphia Comediennes Chanel Ali and Alyssa Al-Dookhi Interview People about Marijuana

City of Brotherly Bud: Philadelphia Comediennes Chanel Ali and Alyssa Al-Dookhi Interview People about Marijuana

Two of Philly’s funniest ladies, Chanel Ali and Alyssa Al-Dookhi hit the streets last month for Ladybud Magazine with Comedian and marijuana activist N.A. Poe to get Philadelphia’s perspective on an array of topics related to cannabis. From Rittenhouse Square to the booze-soaked St. Patty’s Day Parade, the comediennes encountered a diverse cast of characters and […]

The Return of the Boston Pot Report

The Return of the Boston Pot Report

Submitted by Cara Crabb-Burnham and Keith Saunders After a 6-month hiatus, a move to a new internet radio station, a reunion of the ‘A’ lineup, and a return to Friday afternoons, the Boston Pot Report did not miss a beat on its WEMF Radio debut on April 4. “It feels like going home again, having […]

Protest at the Liberty Bell: Cannabis Activists Receive Federal Sentencing

Protest at the Liberty Bell: Cannabis Activists Receive Federal Sentencing

IMAGE: “Old Liberty Bell” by James Cremer, 1821-1893 This past Wednesday, I was humbled and honored to lay witness to a matter of no less significance to the course of history than was The Boston Tea Party itself. In Federal Court in Philadelphia, across the street from The Liberty Bell, True American Hero Activist Chris […]

LADY BUSINESS: New York City’s DJ Miss Merenda

LADY BUSINESS: New York City’s DJ Miss Merenda

Music will always expand, retract and evolve. But many of us, no matter what, find a place in time and mentally lock onto the sounds that exemplify it. Music is the most fittingly descriptive and beautiful diary one could write or read. Deejays tend to play music that mirrors their audience, they play what the […]

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray “Occupy” Lewis: Legalize Marijuana & Marriage Equality, Ban Fracking

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray “Occupy” Lewis: Legalize Marijuana & Marriage Equality, Ban Fracking

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher I’ve run into the incomparable Ray “Occupy” Lewis at Occupy demonstrations and a few Smokedown Prohibition Philadelphia protests at which we both spoke. I’m always grateful and honored to see him at these functions inspiring people with his views on cannabis legalization, marriage equality, women’s reproductive rights, free speech and the reasons we […]

Nutraloaf: What It’s Like To Eat In Prison

Nutraloaf: What It’s Like To Eat In Prison

PHOTO: From left to right, Salt Pork, Indian Mush and Nutraloaf What is Nutraloaf? Nutraloaf is the standard meal served three times a day to prisoners receiving disciplinary measures in United States prisons. Throughout human history, food or withholding of food has been used as a disciplinary measure, or a form of torture. In the […]