Washington State

Lady Business: Megan Schwarting of Kush Creams

Lady Business: Megan Schwarting of Kush Creams

Kush Creams are Washington’s most award-winning cannabis product. In 2012 and 2013, Kush Creams won Best Non-Edible Medically-Infused Product at the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup in Seattle for their Super Sour Diesel/Perma Frost that features delightful ingredients like peppermint, cassia, cinnamon, menthol, and cinnamon bark. The company was founded and is owned and operated by Megan […]

Lady Business: Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company

Lady Business: Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company

Shawn DeNae is the CEO of Washington Bud Company, Wagenseller Building Company, Cancadia Corporation, A Cannabis Conversation.org.  I met her when she flew me up to Seattle, Washington to address the MJBA Women’s Alliance monthly gathering a few months back to speak on their presentation “Power to Lead”  with other respectable, classy entrepreneurs and activists. […]

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 […]

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 […]

One Bad Apple: Single Seattle Cop Responsible for 80% of Cannabis Tickets

One Bad Apple: Single Seattle Cop Responsible for 80% of Cannabis Tickets

Since legalization has taken effect in Washington state, there has been a drop-off in arrests related to cannabis. However, under the new state law that has made adult recreational cannabis use legal, it is still illegal to use cannabis in public. That means that people who spark one up in a park or on the […]

Washington Issues Recreational Dispensary Licenses: Shops Open Tomorrow

Washington Issues Recreational Dispensary Licenses: Shops Open Tomorrow

The moment that residents of the state of Washington have been waiting breathlessly for has finally arrived: the state government officially issued licenses to several recreational cannabis dispensaries early this morning.  An investor from Bellingham’s Top Shelf Cannabis gave an interview to the AP at 2:30 AM PST this morning, confirming that their business has […]

Marijuana Food Truck Appears in Washington at Farmer’s Market

Marijuana Food Truck Appears in Washington at Farmer’s Market

The marijuana food truck that took Denver by storm at the 4/20 Cannabis Cup is getting ready for full-time launch in Washington. Although they weren’t  giving away their savory, cannabis-infused treats like they were in April, they were offering delicious, infused sandwiches and soups for medical marijuana card holders this last weekend. If you’re wondering […]

“Evergreen: The Road to Legalization” Documentary Opening in NYC, Denver, Seattle

“Evergreen: The Road to Legalization” Documentary Opening in NYC, Denver, Seattle

NEW YORK CITY – Marijuana documentary “Evergreen: The Road to Legalization” is set to open theatrically at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street) beginning this Friday, June 13. The film is slated for daily screenings at 3:15 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. from June 13 – 19. Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, […]

Mama Plenty’s Preserves: Inspiration in a Jelly Jar

Mama Plenty’s Preserves: Inspiration in a Jelly Jar

There are many examples of people who have overcome a large variety of adversity and face life changing events head on. This particular story is of a lovely, retired former US military veteran, cannabis advocate and mom named Kelli Brown, who currently resides in Auburn, Washington.  She was  experiencing what many women do as they age […]

Medical Marijuana Gets Complicated in Washington State

Medical Marijuana Gets Complicated in Washington State

 Recreational vs. Medicinal, Part 2 of a 2 part series on cannabis in Washington State During its signature drive and campaign, voters were told that I-502 would legalize cannabis and there would be no changes to the medical cannabis laws in Washington State.  This has proven to be untrue. To understand legalization’s impact on medical marijuana […]