Books & Literature

A Few of Ladybud’s Favorite Cannabis and Drug War Books by Women

A Few of Ladybud’s Favorite Cannabis and Drug War Books by Women

Starting & Running a Marijuana Business (Idiot’s Guides) Paperback Author: Debby Goldsberry Debby Goldsberry is a humble titan of the movement and industry who released this lovely primer in June 2017. Though we wish her publisher had used a woman on the cover, the contents are necessary at a pivotal time in pseudo-legalization. Debby, who […]

Poetry Book: The Cicada and the Firefly, a Study of Love and Insects

Poetry Book: The Cicada and the Firefly, a Study of Love and Insects

Bethany Moore, Resident Ladybud Poet, has self-published a new collection of poetry called The Cicada and the Firefly, a Study of Love and Insects. The book is a story about a brilliant and creative man named Benjamin Johnson who weaved in and out of her life for more than 16 years until his life ended unexpectedly and […]

Book Review: ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood and the GMO Nightmare

Book Review: ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood and the GMO Nightmare

If you have strong feelings about genetically-modified organisms, the creeping spread of corporate power and private security firms, or man-made climate change, Oryx and Crake and its two sequels may very well be the ideal dystopian sci-fi books for you to check out. Oryx and Crake was written by renowned author Margaret Atwood, whose impressive […]

Love Sonnet to Mary Jane

Love Sonnet to Mary Jane

Mary Jane, my muse – no simple flower Bestows a light, a clear and different view When answers hide in vex’d times and dark hours, And casts fresh sight, the old told now anew.   Sweet lady love, her arms offer respite; She soothes stone shoulder at each week’s long end. High I soar – on journeys […]

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

The Pot: These are five of the many books that lay the foundation for educated activist to become the most informed, persuasive, and entertaining persuaders they can be. The Marijuana Conviction (Richard Bonnie and Charles Whitebread): Here’s the detailed story of cannabis prohibition in all its racist, ignorant splendor. Nobody provides the historical context to […]

Mary Jane: The Complete Handbook for Women

Mary Jane: The Complete Handbook for Women

The saying goes “don’t judge a book by its cover” but Mary Jane: The Complete Handbook for Women really is a beautiful book. What’s inside is pretty substantial as well because it covers the full spectrum of cannabis as women see it: healer, life amplifier and a perfect vehicle to preserve and achieve more freedom for […]

Lady Business: Cheri Sicard, Activist and Author of Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women

Lady Business: Cheri Sicard, Activist and Author of Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women

Not only is Cheri Sicard the author of the newly released book Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women but she is also also an activist of the highest regard. When she is not writing, she is protesting the drug war and constantly working to free those with egregious sentences caught in the crosshairs of the […]

Lady Business: Jessica Catalano, Author of Ganja Kitchen Revolution and Gourmet Cannabis Chef

Lady Business: Jessica Catalano, Author of Ganja Kitchen Revolution and Gourmet Cannabis Chef

I met Jessica Catalano a few years back when I was the Managing Editor at SKUNK Magazine where she was and remains their Food Columnist. I was a big fan of her beautiful book The Ganja Kitchen Revolution. I was fascinated by her concept of strain specific healing with beautiful foods whose colors alone evoke […]