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Seniors and Cannabis Stigma: No More “Reefer Madness”

Seniors and Cannabis Stigma: No More “Reefer Madness”

PHOTO: “Brownie Mary” Rathbun Ladybud readers agree that cannabis prohibition causes societal harms, and we can be counted at ballot boxes across the nation. But, our votes do not add up to a clear win for legalization. Instead, it is the 10% of people who “swing vote” on this issue that control the fate of […]

AARP Brings Medical Cannabis Info to Millions of Boomers

AARP Brings Medical Cannabis Info to Millions of Boomers

The secret to quick and effective legal reform typically involves amassing as much community support for those changes as possible. Legalizing cannabis has become a priority for people belonging to the millennial generation in part because they’ve been pushing for it since they came of age much like Gen Xers before them. However, legalization, particularly […]

Meet the Black Tuna: An Interview with Activist Robert Platshorn

Meet the Black Tuna: An Interview with Activist Robert Platshorn

Many modern activists tip their hats to the growers, dealers and smugglers who kept cannabis alive and the marijuana market thriving during decades of prohibition and eradication programs. Robert Platshorn a.k.a. Bobby Tuna and his boyhood friend Robert Meinster, dubbed by Uncle Sam The Black Tuna Gang, were responsible for bringing large quantities of the […]

Year End Giving: Ladybud Magazine Reader Favorites

Year End Giving: Ladybud Magazine Reader Favorites

It’s almost 2015 but not quite yet! That means it’s time for end-of-year giving. While there are over a million charitable organizations from which to choose, Ladybud Magazine asked readers and staff to suggest a few that are their favorites. Some of the organizations might be recognizable but we’ve made a special effort to include […]

The Life and Death of Eric Sinacori, UMass Confidential Informant

The Life and Death of Eric Sinacori, UMass Confidential Informant

A pair of journalism students from UMass wrote an article recently for the Boston Globe about the death of a student. The student, Eric Sinacori, died in October of 2013. The cause of his death was not reported at the time. It turns out that he died of a heroin overdose. That’s sad enough, but […]

NORML Launches Business Network

NORML Launches Business Network

NORML has been fighting for nearly half a century to replace our nation’s overreaching, under-serving and (by any objective measure) disastrous marijuana laws with a sensible, regulated retail system – and in 2014, real change is finally upon us.  The effective launch of Colorado and Washington State’s new cannabis market is a clear indication 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 […]

TX: Patient Activist Vincent Lopez’s Moving Speech for Cannabis Freedom

TX: Patient Activist Vincent Lopez’s Moving Speech for Cannabis Freedom

Photo Courtesy: Texas NORML Texas NORML’s Patient Outreach Director and publisher of The Austin 420, Vincent Lopez, was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at age 11. He’s defied the odds in not letting illness stand in the way of his ambitions in bringing forth a new way of thinking, a new sense of awareness, and a […]

Fixin’ Stupid: The War on Weed 2.0

Fixin’ Stupid: The War on Weed 2.0

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.                                                        -Bertrand Russell What is it about Marijuana that is worth […]

New Jersey Should Tax and Regulate Marijuana

New Jersey Should Tax and Regulate Marijuana

PHOTO: Lefty Grimes/SativaCross The Coalition for Medical Marijuana-New Jersey urges the state to adopt a program of legalized, taxed and regulated marijuana distribution for adults, similar to the program in Colorado. This is the most efficient way to meet the needs of the numerous patients in this state who can be helped by medical marijuana. […]