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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 […]

Addicts are People Too: Choosing Compassion over Judgement

Addicts are People Too: Choosing Compassion over Judgement

Addicts are people, too. This is sadly something that many people in the cannabis community seem to be forgetting, throwing around the  words “druggie,” “meth-head,” and “junkie” as though a single factor (whether or not a person has used certain drugs) determines any human’s worth. Let me make something perfectly clear: being addicted to a […]

Women and the Tipping Joint

Women and the Tipping Joint

PHOTO: Erik Gustafson Confession: I’d never heard of Ladybud Magazine until a friend suggested they’d run something I’d written. I might have caught an article from here, but never thought about it until I needed something. Fortunately with wit, groveling, and some dumb luck, I demonstrated passionate interest in pot, politics, activism, humor, and (by […]

Why a Pissed Off DEA Director is a Good Thing

Why a Pissed Off DEA Director is a Good Thing

IMAGE: Mickey Martin Michele M. Leonhart, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) had some nasty words about President Obama’s recent statements on marijuana’s relative health risks and disparities in its enforcement at a recent meeting of the National Sheriff’s Association. While video or transcripts have yet to emerge, some law enforcement veterans expressed surprise […]

High Time for Cannabis Reform in Pennsylvania

High Time for Cannabis Reform in Pennsylvania

President Barack Obama is speaking out on the legalization debate, saying marijuana isn’t more dangerous than alcohol or different from cigarettes. “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” the President told The New Yorker’s David Remnick in a recent interview. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I […]

Reform Activists Give Thanks

Reform Activists Give Thanks

We here at Ladybud Magazine are grateful for the year we’ve had with you, our readers, while we find our voices to lend to socially progressive issues — not just cannabis or overall drug policy reform, though we focus strongly on these issues. Our voices also allow us to unite with our brothers and sisters in […]