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Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Sabrina pictured at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO – PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine I met Sabrina Fendrick in 2010 when we were on the NORML Women’s Alliance Steering Committee. She’s a spitfire and cannot help but to contribute to making the world a better place through drug policy reform with a strong focus on […]

Denver Mayor and CO Governor Betraying Voters on Cannabis

Denver Mayor and CO Governor Betraying Voters on Cannabis

IMAGE: Counties of CO by the plurality their votes for & against Colorado Amendment 64 via WIKIPEDIA Commons Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, who still thinks Cannabis is a gateway drug, is not in favor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) series called “Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series”. Denver’s Excise & Licenses Department sent a letter to the […]

What’s Next in Line for Marijuana Legislation Across the U.S.?

What’s Next in Line for Marijuana Legislation Across the U.S.?

Americans have witnessed substantial changes in marijuana legislation over the last 18 years, since California’s decision to legalize medicinal usage in 1996. But the forward-movement actually began over 40 years ago with Oregon’s decision to decriminalize marijuana in 1973. By 1978, a bevy of states including Alaska, California, Colorado, Mississippi, New York, Nebraska, North Carolina, […]

Colorado: Fight for Legalization Protections Rages On

Colorado: Fight for Legalization Protections Rages On

News from Colorado Cannabis Patients Alliance: HB1122, a clean-up bill, defines “locked and enclosed” among other things. Passed and already signed by the Governor. *** The Whizzinator Bill (HB-1040) was killed in committee. Essentially it came down to ridiculousness. It started out as a felony, then got dropped to a misdemeanor, then a civil fine. […]

Are Cannabis Death Stats No Longer Zero?

Are Cannabis Death Stats No Longer Zero?

Photo: Bryan Ochalla Statistics have a tendency of separating us from the magnitude of death. The news today tells us many stories about deaths from all around this little blue planet. But two particular deaths are what this blog post is about. It’s a small number … 2. But the sterility of the statistic hides […]

Volunteers Wanted: Speak Out About Women and Cannabis with MJ4PMS

Volunteers Wanted: Speak Out About Women and Cannabis with MJ4PMS

PHOTO: Toni, Creative Commons Have you used cannabis as medicine for women’s problems? MJ4PMS is seeking women brave enough to speak about their experience with PMS, cramps, medical procedures, mammograms, menopause, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and the full gamut of health problems that affect women and which may not have been discussed in mixed company before. This […]

Mother/Activist Paula Joana Confronts Governor Chris Christie

Mother/Activist Paula Joana Confronts Governor Chris Christie

PHOTO: Lefty Grimes/Sativa Cross By now, many of you have already seen the footage of Paula Joana confronting New Jersey Governor Chris Christie yesterday at a town hall meeting in Fairfield. If you haven’t seen it already, here it is. Have some tissues handy before pressing play: Video credit: Lefty Grimes/Sativa Cross I wanted to […]

New Jersey Should Tax and Regulate Marijuana

New Jersey Should Tax and Regulate Marijuana

PHOTO: Lefty Grimes/SativaCross The Coalition for Medical Marijuana-New Jersey urges the state to adopt a program of legalized, taxed and regulated marijuana distribution for adults, similar to the program in Colorado. This is the most efficient way to meet the needs of the numerous patients in this state who can be helped by medical marijuana. […]

What Marijuana Prohibition Is Really Costing Us: An Illustrated Infographic to Share With Family, Friends, and Prohibitionists

What Marijuana Prohibition Is Really Costing Us: An Illustrated Infographic to Share With Family, Friends, and Prohibitionists

Every year, the federal government spends $20 billion on marijuana prohibition — money that is mostly directed at arresting and incarcerating individuals with small personal amounts of marijuana. This means instead of hiring new teachers, creating new libraries or improving national road systems, the United States is allocating its vital resources toward the prevention of […]

Legalization is the Only Route to “Compassionate Care”

Legalization is the Only Route to “Compassionate Care”

Limiting cannabis legalization to just medical use is a really bad idea. Not only does it hurt countless “unqualified” patients who can’t otherwise gain any quality of life, it violates our basic human rights by denying us access to this safe, nutritional, healing, versatile textile plant. Maybe it’s because I am not just a patient […]