Philadelphia

Poem: Thank You to All Activists

Poem: Thank You to All Activists

  Thank you to the farmers To the street dancers To the testifiers Proud and active patients Thank you to you all The writers The photographers The Buddhas The nice ones The suits The dreads The punks The mamas and the papas Thank you to you all Much love… To the kids To the prisoners […]

The Truth About Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Bill SB1182

The Truth About Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Bill SB1182

Pennsylvania’s “Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act,” SB 1182, is a broad and comprehensive medical cannabis bill that does not place any restrictions on THC content and does not limit medical cannabis access to adults. A number of media outlets have reported incorrect information about this bill, comparing it to pending CBD-only legislation in states […]

Natural Remedy for Cold and Flu: Fire Cider

Natural Remedy for Cold and Flu: Fire Cider

Ladybud Magazine made a visit to Philadelphia’s famed Reading Terminal Market a few weeks ago and stopped by our favorite stand, Herbiary. They’ve got all kinds of great stuff there for the mind, body and soul. We picked some up some homeopathic sleep aid, candles, a book on tea and a curious concoction in an […]

LADY BUSINESS: New York City’s DJ Miss Merenda

LADY BUSINESS: New York City’s DJ Miss Merenda

Music will always expand, retract and evolve. But many of us, no matter what, find a place in time and mentally lock onto the sounds that exemplify it. Music is the most fittingly descriptive and beautiful diary one could write or read. Deejays tend to play music that mirrors their audience, they play what the […]

The MOVE Nine And “The City that Bombed Itself”

The MOVE Nine And “The City that Bombed Itself”

What caused Philadelphia officials, in collusion with state and federal agencies, to drop a four-pound bomb made of C-4 plastic explosive and Tovex, a dynamite substitute, onto the roof of the Osage Avenue headquarters of the MOVE organization in West Philadelphia on May 13, 1985? Why did six adults and five children have to lose […]

Retired State Police Officer Leading Charge to End Drug Prohibition

Retired State Police Officer Leading Charge to End Drug Prohibition

PHOTO: Ed Roper Photography Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is a 5,000-member organization, with 75,000 public supporters, representing cops, judges, prosecutors, FBI/DEA agents and prison wardens who want to legalize and regulate all drugs after witnessing the horrors and injustices of the War on Drugs. Neill Franklin, LEAP’s Executive Director was in Philadelphia last week to speak […]

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 […]

Power Walking Suburban Moms Love To Puff Before Exercising

Power Walking Suburban Moms Love To Puff Before Exercising

Janey*, age 47, and Amanda*, age 42, recently contacted Ladybud Magazine and invited us out for a quick power walk in their upper middle class, suburban Philadelphia neighborhood to talk about their cannabis use. Janey’s two children, a boy and a girl, are 7 and 10. Amanda has one tween-aged daughter. Both women are professionally […]

Is Weed The New Wine? See Who’s Out In The Open Singing Pot’s Praises

Is Weed The New Wine? See Who’s Out In The Open Singing Pot’s Praises

Video and article from FOX29 Philadelphia featuring Jay Lassiter, Kevin Clough and Ladybud Publisher Diane Fornbacher.  PHILADELPHIA -It is the most widely used illegal drug in the world. An estimated 18 million Americans say they are regular users of marijuana.But who is smoking pot may – or may – not surprise you. FOX 29’s Chris […]

Reflections On 420: What Will My Friends Think Of The Facebook Photos?

Reflections On 420: What Will My Friends Think Of The Facebook Photos?

I had a little freak-out this morning. It’s something that marijuana reform advocates go through from time to time, and no, it’s not weed paranoia. It’s something much deeper, and it’s something I need to talk about. In the aftermath of a great 4/20 festival where I was one of many speakers, my facebook newsfeed […]