cannabis

Happy 420 From Everybody at Ladybud

Happy 420 From Everybody at Ladybud

Today is a popular unofficial holiday for cannabis enthusiasts all over the world. This year, more people in the United States than ever before can celebrate this holiday without fear of criminal consequences. Celebrating 4/20 is legal in eight states, as well as in Washington D.C. as of April 20th, 2018. While Vermont’s lawmakers did […]

Can We Stop Treating Addiction Like an Insult?

Can We Stop Treating Addiction Like an Insult?

The cannabis community is comprised of many disparate groups, forced together by their mutual interest in this incredible plant. There are people who enjoy social smoking and use cannabis recreationally. There are people with serious medical conditions that rely on cannabis medicines to reduce their symptoms, stimulate appetite, control pain or get some sleep. There […]

Support the Annual Parents 4 Pot Holiday Gift Drive

Support the Annual Parents 4 Pot Holiday Gift Drive

Feature photo: ‘Tiny Weed’ by Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine It’s time again for the Parents 4 Pot Holiday Drive which benefits the families of prisoners incarcerated for cannabis. In addition, the annual drive also benefits the families of cannabis activists who are also patients and activists in need. This is the fourth year that P4P has […]

Tatyana ‘Tuffy’ Rivera and her New Jersey Cannabis Activist Family

Tatyana ‘Tuffy’ Rivera and her New Jersey Cannabis Activist Family

Tatyana “Tuffy” Rivera and her parents, Ricardo and Jennifer, are at the fore of the New Jersey movement to continue working for safe access to cannabis. “Tuffy” used to take a combination of twenty five pharmaceuticals to treat Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy; now that she is registered with New Jersey Compassionate Use […]

Poem: Humble Cannabis Roots

Poem: Humble Cannabis Roots

Remember your humble cannabis roots Forget all the flashes of light And the pretty photos Drop the attitude behind the titles The glitter of newness Reach back through the centuries Of human toil in the backwoods Of plants reaching sky high Towards their mission of freedom You are a little spec of an atom As […]

Lady Business: CiCi Dunn of HoodLamb Colorado, Hoodlab & SoHi Gallery

Lady Business: CiCi Dunn of HoodLamb Colorado, Hoodlab & SoHi Gallery

CiCi Dunn is the Owner and Founder at HoodLamb Colorado (HLCO), which is also known as HoodLAB, and the Executive at SoHi Gallery in Denver Colorado. The location where these entities exist is also where her husband, Adam Dunn, hosts The Adam Dunn Show on Livestream. She also happens to be the Executive on that show. […]

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 […]

Lady Business: Activist and Industry Collaborator Dawn Blackman

Lady Business: Activist and Industry Collaborator Dawn Blackman

There are hundreds of cannabis events focusing on medical and recreational cannabis in Denver, Colorado every week. And at these many events, one might notice an ever-present individual helping to register guests, dignitaries, tourists, speakers and patients. That person would be Dawn Blackman, who is currently the Community Empowerment Director for Women’s Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, […]

Around the World in Nine Months with Ladybud Web Show Co-Host and Activist Crystal Guess

Around the World in Nine Months with Ladybud Web Show Co-Host and Activist Crystal Guess

Crystal Guess helped launch Women’s Marijuana Movement back in 2010 at the Colorado State Capitol building. Before that, she was the Managing Director for the Professional Bartending School based out of Arlington, Virginia. It is one of the largest, most prestigious bartending schools in the country.  She lived and worked in the alcohol world for years without […]

Massachusetts Cannabis Prohibitionist Tactics Steeped in Deception, Dirty Dealing, Duplicity

Massachusetts Cannabis Prohibitionist Tactics Steeped in Deception, Dirty Dealing, Duplicity

Prohibition counts on ignorance and making strange bedfellows to perpetuate the human disaster of keeping cannabis from citizens. This past week, we read a great investigative piece by Massachusetts cannabis activist and journalist Mike Crawford who works with the Boston Institute for Non-Profit Journalism about the shady behind-the-scenes dealings of various state politicians on the take […]