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Lady Business: Heidi Keyes of Puff Pass and Paint

Lady Business: Heidi Keyes of Puff Pass and Paint

Heidi Keyes of Puff Pass and Paint is an ebullient, welcoming and talented artist in her own right. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Carthage College in Wisconsin and since 2014, has been on everything from international media to Colorado Public Radio. When out at cannabis movement or industry events, it’s easy to spot […]

Washington DC’s New Mayor Backs Marijuana Legalization and Will of Voters

Washington DC’s New Mayor Backs Marijuana Legalization and Will of Voters

As a female mayor, Muriel Bowser is already in a league of her own. She has, in her first week in office, already said on a nationally televised interview that she believes Initiative 71 is self-enacting, meaning that Congress should not be able to block the decision by the voters of Washington DC to legalize […]

1 in 3 Campaign Speak Out Event November 20th

1 in 3 Campaign Speak Out Event November 20th

This Thursday, November 20th, 2014, is the 1 in 3 Campaign’s Abortion Speakout. As part of this national campaign, many women will share the stories of their abortions; some will do so live on Skype, some will speak from a studio in Washington DC, while others have already shared their stories to be read anonymously […]

East Coast Election Results: Congrats to Guam and Washington DC!

East Coast Election Results: Congrats to Guam and Washington DC!

The results are in from the eastern seaboard, and cannabis reform is doing pretty well. Although Amendment 2, the proposed medical marijuana law, did not receive the necessary 60% of the vote in Florida, cannabis has had two other significant wins. The proposed medical marijuana law in Guam passed with nearly 57% of votes in […]

Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

In Alaska,citizens will vote on Ballot Measure 2, which will create a retail industry for marijuana sales and give the state government the authority to tax recreational cannabis as well. In Oregon, voters will be weighing in on Measure 91, which would also create a legal framework for the production and sale of recreational marijuana […]

Students for Sensible Drug Policy National Conference Recap for Ladybud Magazine

Students for Sensible Drug Policy National Conference Recap for Ladybud Magazine

More than 400 student activists, alumni, and supporters convened in Washington, D.C. the last weekend of September for the Students for Sensible Drug Policy 2014 Conference and Lobby Day. The conference featured educational breakout sessions hosted by panels of well-known experts in the drug policy reform, harm reduction, and cannabis industries. An on-site Job Fair […]

Hemp Industries Association 2014 Conference and Lobby Day

Hemp Industries Association 2014 Conference and Lobby Day

This Sunday and upcoming Monday, Washington DC will be hosting the 2014 Hemp Industries Association 2014 Conference and annual Lobby Day. This event begins at 8 am on Sunday morning, with the actual conference running from 9am to 6 pm on Sunday, September 21st, 2014. There will be a dinner on Sunday, but the location […]

NORML Endorses Three Legalization Initiatives; Seeks Public Help To Pass Them All

NORML Endorses Three Legalization Initiatives; Seeks Public Help To Pass Them All

Photo Credit: Cannabis from 3D Cannabis Center by Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine Citizens’ votes in Colorado and Washington in 2012 to end their state’s cannabis prohibition laws and replace them with ‘tax-n-regulate’ laws arguably has forever broken the back of the federal government’s nearly eighty-year old failed and expensive prohibition. We can lay more bricks of […]