Diane Fornbacher

About Diane Fornbacher

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Recipient of the NORML Pauline Sabin Award (2012) for contributing nearly 20 years of activism to many grassroots and national drug policy reform organizations, Diane Fornbacher has shared her skills as a speaker, fundraiser, writer and personality to help in securing a healthier and freer future for our species; to expand and advocate for fundamental freedoms to medicate or consume cannabis. She is also interested in more holistic approaches to our environment through industrial hemp advocacy. In addition to being a Member of the Board of NORML, Diane is also Founding Member of the NORML Women's Alliance Foundation (NWAF), former member of the Board at the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey (CMMNJ) and publisher of Ladybud Magazine. Most importantly, Diane is a mother to two young sons and wants them to live in a more compassionate and sensible world.

Posts by Diane Fornbacher:

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. […]

Year End Giving: Ladybud Magazine Reader Favorites

Year End Giving: Ladybud Magazine Reader Favorites

It’s almost 2015 but not quite yet! That means it’s time for end-of-year giving. While there are over a million charitable organizations from which to choose, Ladybud Magazine asked readers and staff to suggest a few that are their favorites. Some of the organizations might be recognizable but we’ve made a special effort to include […]

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

If you’re planning on blowing the hemp socks off of any of your loved ones this holiday season, you will heed well to the following gift suggestions from Ladybud staff and our friends. We’ve got the intel on some of the best products for free thinkers to celebrate the season! Some of the great women business owners […]

February 2015: International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco

February 2015: International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco

This post courtesy of David Downs of Smell the Truth, powered by Trumedia and SFGate: Travel writer Rick Steves, columnist Andrew Sullivan, and the folks who legalized cannabis in Oregon this year are among those slated to speak at the International Cannabis Business Conference Feb. 15 and 16 in downtown San Francisco. The event will […]

POEM: Ayahuasca Awakening

POEM: Ayahuasca Awakening

Not a holy Man believer But embracing the goddess She covered all my insides With a purity of nature A thick, bitter juice For good and even measure. Singing began Goddesses and shamans Jazz flutes drums Spanish guitar Chorus rising and falling Shaking the ego loose Shaking me to let go. Fall away noise Be […]

CO: 3D Cannabis Center Welcomed With Open Arms by Salida Chamber of Commerce

CO: 3D Cannabis Center Welcomed With Open Arms by Salida Chamber of Commerce

Photo: 3D Cannabis Center Salida Owner Toni Fox (left) with her husband, Barry (center) and daughter Cheyenne Marie (right)/Credit: Christie Lunsford for Ladybud Magazine On September 26, I had the great pleasure of attending the opening of 3D Cannabis Center’s second location in the quaint, family-oriented mountain town of Salida, Colorado in Chaffee County. Nestled in […]

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Features Ladybud Magazine Publisher Diane Fornbacher

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Features Ladybud Magazine Publisher Diane Fornbacher

Diane Fornbacher in Portland, Oregon. Photo Credit: Toni Agosta for Shutterboxx Photography in Vancouver, WA This past weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel moderated by pioneer in modern cannabis activism and business development, Debby Goldsberry, on Advanced Cannabis Business at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland, Oregon. My presentation stressed the need […]

Philadelphia: Mayor To Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure

Philadelphia: Mayor To Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Philly NORML Facebook City mayor Michael Nutter announced today that he will sign municipal legislation  into law decriminalizing marijuana possession penalties. Under the measure, penalties pertaining to the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis would be reduced from a criminal misdemeanor to a non-summary civil offense, punishable by a […]