Ladybud Magazine launched on April 2, 2013 to much excitement. Today, Ladybud.com is the #1 women’s lifestyle publication with a focus on activism specific to Drug War reform and other socially progressive issues. Ladybud Magazine fills a void in both mainstream and drug policy reform media. Traditional marijuana media focuses on young men and features content about cultivation and party culture. While we at Ladybud respect these roots, we are doing something very different. Our writers are mostly women in their 20s-60s who cover a wide variety of topics: marijuana activism, culture, beauty, sex and food. We are mothers, fashionistas, activists and the average American woman. We identify as the average modern woman who also believes the Drug War is one of the greatest social and civil rights issues facing our nation and the world today. We are taste makers with a definitive and respected brand that generates loyal repeat readers. We have the ability to shape opinion on major issues by creating content that does not fall into the trap of the journalistic illusion of “non-bias.” By explicitly presenting content from credible sources with an activist purpose and function, we create responsible dialogue surrounding critical issues.