cannabis culture

Happy 4/20 From Ladybud!

Happy 4/20 From Ladybud!

Well, it’s that day again! Every year, on April 20th, cannabis lovers all over celebrate their favorite plant. There are festivals, sessions, and parties galore. Many people will celebrate by waking and baking, making some special edibles, or just hanging out with their friends and enjoying a little cannabis. Here at Ladybud, we’re always down […]

Oregon Senator Files Federal Bill S. 420 for Federal Legalization

Oregon Senator Files Federal Bill S. 420 for Federal Legalization

In a move that seems to have at least some support among federal politicians, Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, filed a proposal for the legalization of cannabis under the number 420 on Thursday, February 7th, 2019. While the tactic may feel like a gimmick, S. 420 has language that could deschedule cannabis and […]

Stoner Slut Shaming: Women, Weed and the Great Divide

Stoner Slut Shaming: Women, Weed and the Great Divide

Why are we trying to control the image and perception of the female cannabis user? Recently I had a male activist, someone I felt was a friend, hit on me in a gross and insulting way. Later that weekend when I called him on some bad business, his response was to get angry, and call […]

When Is It Okay to Be Stoned?

When Is It Okay to Be Stoned?

I have been using cannabis for the better part of eight years. As a teenage stoner in South Carolina during the late aughts, marijuana was relatively hard to come by, highly illegal, and not of great quality, so I was limited to using it privately and only for occasions that I believed it would be […]

Cannabis Book Review: The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs

Cannabis Book Review: The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs

The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs is a magnificent and thick book with beautiful photos of cannabis, but it is also much more than a sumptuous coffee table album. In the opening pages, readers are told that if they want step-by-step grow instructions, they won’t find them in this book, although you can find step-by-step […]

Study: Marijuana Can Be Responsibly Used By Adults Recreationally at a Doobie Brothers Concert

Study: Marijuana Can Be Responsibly Used By Adults Recreationally at a Doobie Brothers Concert

June 23rd was a special night in The Garden State as there was an uncoordinated experiment to see if marijuana could be responsibly used by adults recreationally at a Doobie Brothers Concert.  Trying to stick to strict scientific method, both smoking and control groups were evenly dispersed across the lawn of PNC Arts Center as […]

White Male Privilege & Legalization:  The Black Man Loses Again

White Male Privilege & Legalization: The Black Man Loses Again

I wish I had a dick. It doesn’t have to be a huge one or anything, but I think I’d like one, for the cred that comes with it. I mean it—that’s all I need to maximize my personal power and completely thrive in this world. I was born into a Canadian, middle-class, white family, […]

Cannabis Culture: The Art of Daniel Xu

Cannabis Culture: The Art of Daniel Xu

I discovered the art of Daniel Xu while searching for new and unusual cannabis creations on Etsy.com. I was instantly captivated by Daniel’s work not just for its beauty, but because he utilizes a very traditional Chinese art form to depict subject matter than is traditionally considered taboo. From his new post at a Hong […]

It’s Still Just About A Plant And Some Freedom

It’s Still Just About A Plant And Some Freedom

Leave it to a bunch of miscreants to make something as simple as weed and freedom into a complex web of money, ego, and deception. People are weird. It never ceases to amaze me how many people want to use this issue to serve their personal and/or professional ambitions with little regard for the plant […]

Nutraloaf: What It’s Like To Eat In Prison

Nutraloaf: What It’s Like To Eat In Prison

PHOTO: From left to right, Salt Pork, Indian Mush and Nutraloaf What is Nutraloaf? Nutraloaf is the standard meal served three times a day to prisoners receiving disciplinary measures in United States prisons. Throughout human history, food or withholding of food has been used as a disciplinary measure, or a form of torture. In the […]