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Little Girl with Dravet Syndrome Dies While Waiting for Cannabis

Little Girl with Dravet Syndrome Dies While Waiting for Cannabis

Another little girl in the state of New York has passed away while waiting for safe access to cannabis. Anna Conte, a nine-year-old who suffered from Dravet Syndrome, passed away last week and was laid to rest yesterday. Her mother, Wendy Conte, was a part of the movement to pass the New York State medical […]

RIP Olivia Marie Newton: 3 Year Old Prohibition Casualty

RIP Olivia Marie Newton: 3 Year Old Prohibition Casualty

The parents of a little girl in New York who were helping to fight for legal medical cannabis in the state are in mouring. The brave little girl named Olivia Marie Newton passed away due to her severe epilepsy on July 10th, 2014, shortly before 7 am. The family is devastated, rightly so, though there […]

Call It What It Is: Why Diction Matters In Cannabis Law

Call It What It Is: Why Diction Matters In Cannabis Law

Utah is now one of 11 states with a “medical marijuana” law which is not all inclusive, but rather exclusive. Utah’s CBD-only law went into effect July 1, 2014, however it is designed to treat one illness/disease with one specific strain of high CBD/low THC cannabis (Charlotte’s Web) and does not provide for any in-state […]

Australian Toddler’s Seizure Medication Seized, Parents Questioned

Australian Toddler’s Seizure Medication Seized, Parents Questioned

Last week near Melbourne, Australia, Cassie Batten and Rhett Wallace were arrested for cannabis. Not because they were using it themselves, but because they have been giving a non-psychoactive cannabis tincture to their three-year-old son. Cooper had been born early, and then he got sick when he was four weeks old. It turned out that […]

Lady Business: Debby Goldsberry

Lady Business: Debby Goldsberry

PHOTO CREDIT: Diane R. Fornbacher/LADYBUD Magazine Debby Goldsberry has been involved in cannabis activism since 1988, and she attended her first smoke-in in 1986, which means she has been fighting to repeal prohibition for 28 years. In those 28 years, she has founded or been on the board of a number of influential businesses and […]

Paying it Forward: Cannabis Community Support for Rebecca Hamilton Brown

Paying it Forward: Cannabis Community Support for Rebecca Hamilton Brown

Ladybud readers know Rebecca Hamilton Brown as “Cooper’s mom” from “Cannabis Makes My Son Feel Normal,” the widely shared story Rebecca wrote about Cooper’s first successful bowling trip since starting medical cannabis to control his seizures. In the story, Rebecca credits her husband Marty for helping convince her to let go of her fears and allow her […]

Ripples of Hope: Pennsylvania Parents Seek Broader Cannabis Legislation

Ripples of Hope: Pennsylvania Parents Seek Broader Cannabis Legislation

Photo: Latrisha Bentch and Dana Ulrich lobbying at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg By Latrisha Bentch and Dana Ulrich On May 2nd, 2014, several Pennsylvania families, ours included, received emails from the office of our Governor, Tom Corbett. We must admit; our initial reaction to the long overdue correspondence was not that of elation or […]

Mother/Activist Paula Joana Confronts Governor Chris Christie

Mother/Activist Paula Joana Confronts Governor Chris Christie

PHOTO: Lefty Grimes/Sativa Cross By now, many of you have already seen the footage of Paula Joana confronting New Jersey Governor Chris Christie yesterday at a town hall meeting in Fairfield. If you haven’t seen it already, here it is. Have some tissues handy before pressing play: Video credit: Lefty Grimes/Sativa Cross I wanted to […]

What’s Up with the Multi Level Marketing of Hemp-Derived CBD?

What’s Up with the Multi Level Marketing of Hemp-Derived CBD?

If you’re involved in any way in the Cannabis industry – whether you’re a patient, advocate, or cannabis business person – chances are, you’ve heard about Kannaway, or its “Buzz Launch,” or Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO), or hemp vape, or Hemp Meds Px, or Medical Marijuana Inc., or CannVest, or all of the above. […]

INTERVIEW: Jason Cranford on Haleigh’s Hope, Colorado Medical Cannabis Laws, and the Realm of Caring Waiting List

INTERVIEW: Jason Cranford on Haleigh’s Hope, Colorado Medical Cannabis Laws, and the Realm of Caring Waiting List

Jason Cranford is the founder and operator of the 501(c)3 HOPE Foundation in Colorado. He is the owner of Rifle Mountain, a Colorado dispensary chain, and the owner and founder of Cranford’s, America’s first Cannabis Cigarette company. Additionally, Jason works as a Colorado Licensed General Contractor specializing in the construction of cannabis cultivation facilities. He is also an outspoken patient […]