Tori LaChapelle

In Honor of Mickey Martin: Our Fearless and Beloved Cannabis Warrior

In Honor of Mickey Martin: Our Fearless and Beloved Cannabis Warrior

  Dedicated cannabis and anti-drug war activist, Mickey Martin, passed away on June 20, 2017 of a heart attack at his home. To those who were close to him, this was a horrific punch to the solar plexus and to our collective work. He was gone suddenly in his early 40’s and far too soon […]

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 […]

Ladybud Honors International Epilepsy Day – Wednesday, March 26

Ladybud Honors International Epilepsy Day – Wednesday, March 26

Today, Wednesday March 26, is International Epilepsy Awareness Day. Since our launch, Ladybud Magazine has been committed to sharing the stories of people with epilepsy – both children and adults – who are struggling with state and federal laws to achieve safe, reliable, and consistent access to cannabis medicine. Our first story about cannabis treatment […]

CBD-Only Bills: A Whole Plant Cannabis Advocate Testifies in Wisconsin

CBD-Only Bills: A Whole Plant Cannabis Advocate Testifies in Wisconsin

Preface: While Wisconsin’s Jacki Rickert Medical Cannabis Act (JRMCA) – a comprehensive bill legalizing the medicinal use of cannabis for a broad range of conditions from chronic pain to cancer – was blocked in committee by pediatric nurse and Senator Leah Vukmir (R), the state’s AB 726  – a bill to redefine and legalize cannabidiol as […]

Fight Like a Girl: Dahlia’s Journey

Fight Like a Girl: Dahlia’s Journey

Dahlia’s journey started in May 2013 when at the age of 2 she was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma, a severe and progressive type of brain cancer. Since then she has endured four brain surgeries including the placement of two different types of cranial shunts in order to drain excess fluid from her brain caused by […]

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 […]

Governor Scott Walker Has Had 120 Arrested In Three Weeks For Singing

Governor Scott Walker Has Had 120 Arrested In Three Weeks For Singing

PHOTO: Jenna Pope Photography Governor Scott Walker has repeatedly suppressed opposition or dissent in the Wisconsin State Capitol, and is allowing heavy-handed tactics to continue to be used against peaceful protestors. Every weekday since the Winter/Spring 2011 protests against Walker’s Act 10, there has been an opportunity for Wisconsin citizens to air grievances within the […]

“Just Move To A State Where It’s Legal”: A Marijuana Mom Responds

“Just Move To A State Where It’s Legal”: A Marijuana Mom Responds

By Victoria LaChapelle Diane Fornbacher, Publisher of Ladybud Magazine, recently posed a question online asking how people felt about the advice given to so many activist parents when it comes to having their family’s safety threatened by bad marijuana laws. Oftentimes, these mothers are told to just “move to a legal state.” One detail that […]