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Seattle Washington:15th Annual Christmas Day Drug War Vigil at King County Jail

Seattle Washington:15th Annual Christmas Day Drug War Vigil at King County Jail

This year marks the 15th year that Washington state activists have been holding a Christmas Vigil at the King County Jail. Every year since 2000, activists in Washington have gathered outside the King County jailhouse in a vigil to draw attention to the tens of thousands of non-violent drug offenders who are incarcerated unjustly and […]

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 […]

HEMPFEST 2013: Fashion With A Passion For Freedom

HEMPFEST 2013: Fashion With A Passion For Freedom

PHOTOS: Tawnee Cowan, unless otherwise noted. Featured: T-shirt, dress and skirt by Marcella Kelly. You may have heard about the speakers, the massive smoke outs and other highlights of 2013’s Seattle Hempfests, but did you know there were daily fashion shows in the Hemposium Tent? I co-produced the show, Fashion with a Passion for Freedom, with […]

HEMPFEST 2013: What Does The Average Person Think?

HEMPFEST 2013: What Does The Average Person Think?

PHOTOS: Jack Rikess When the Grand Dame behind Ladybud gave me the assignment to cover the largest marijuana gathering in the world, Seattle’s Hempfest; she only had one rule, “Don’t interview anyone famous! I want to hear from the common person, the regular Jane, no more celebrities! I care what the people think! Not someone […]