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Happy 4th of July from Ladybud!

Happy 4th of July from Ladybud!

Happy 4th of July from Ladybud ! We encourage everyone to celebrate responsibly and enjoy the freedoms our nation has to offer. Be smart and safe in all that you do, including the use of fireworks and the consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. While celebrating our nation’s Independence Day, take a moment to […]

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program: Don’t Leave Wounded Vets Behind

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program: Don’t Leave Wounded Vets Behind

A Marine Corps veteran called me up just before the Memorial Day weekend.  He told me he was from South Jersey and he asked how he could get into New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP).  He said he had chronic pain from a broken back as a result of a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. I […]

Trading a Loving Heart for a Purple Heart: The Travis Gilliland Story

Trading a Loving Heart for a Purple Heart: The Travis Gilliland Story

Trigger Warning: This article discusses military service, PTSD, suicide, and self-destructive substance abuse and contains disturbing passages that could be triggering, especially for those who have served or are serving in the military. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: you start talking with someone of a more liberal persuasion about cannabis legalization and/or […]

PLAYLIST: Modern Humanz

PLAYLIST: Modern Humanz

It’s not too typical to do a playlist full of the same artists over and over, namely Beck, Radiohead, Bjork and the Gorillaz. But the music all has the same thing in common– a dystopian reflection of modern society. The mix opens with “Modern Guilt” by Beck. Beck has long been ahead of the curve […]

PLAYLIST: The Summer Chill

PLAYLIST: The Summer Chill

June 22 marked the first day of summer. So, while that might not mean much more than hotter weather while you work, it’s worth it to plan to get out. Get together with your friends, put together some great summertime recipes, and put this mix on in the back. It’s the perfect blend of everything […]