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Grandmas Stopped After Crossing into TX After Driving Home from Drug Policy Reform Conference in CO

Grandmas Stopped After Crossing into TX After Driving Home from Drug Policy Reform Conference in CO

The Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver was a great experience for many. When it ended, Texas Moms United  Trish Taylor and Margarita McAuliffe drove back to Austin and San Antonio. After spending a night in Taos, NM, they crossed the Texas state line at around 10 or 11 p .m. Here is their story […]

How the GOP Created Obamacare

How the GOP Created Obamacare

With the next stages of the Affordable Healthcare Act being implemented and the GOP government shutdown in place, once again Republicans are fighting to repeal their much despised Obamacare. What is amazing about the Republican push against Obamacare is that in the 1990s, they were calling for the very system we are currently implementing. In […]

Seniors and Cannabis Stigma: No More “Reefer Madness”

Seniors and Cannabis Stigma: No More “Reefer Madness”

PHOTO: “Brownie Mary” Rathbun Ladybud readers agree that cannabis prohibition causes societal harms, and we can be counted at ballot boxes across the nation. But, our votes do not add up to a clear win for legalization. Instead, it is the 10% of people who “swing vote” on this issue that control the fate of […]

A Short Talk With My Mom About Pot

A Short Talk With My Mom About Pot

I think my mother’s greatest trait is resiliency. At 88, she is a two time survivor of cancer, does yoga, water aerobics, dances with the stars and keeps an open mind. Me and my brothers named her Reefer Lady when we were kids. She needed a CB radio handle and had two refrigerators at home. […]