Monthly Archives: July 2014

Vote Hemp: National Non-Profit Pushing Against Hemp Farming Prohibition

Vote Hemp: National Non-Profit Pushing Against Hemp Farming Prohibition

The following text originally appeared as a campaign funding update from Vote Hemp.  Now is a very important time for the industrial hemp movement. As you may know, the DEA complicated efforts for Kentucky to proceed with hemp pilot programs authorized by section 7606 of the Farm Bill. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture took the […]

The New York Times Wants Cannabis Legalized

The New York Times Wants Cannabis Legalized

Talk about front-page news: The New York Times published an article this Saturday entitled “Repeal Prohibition Again.” The article is significant for a number of reasons. Most importantly, it calls for total legalization of cannabis, cannabis manufacture, and cannabis retail sales for adult consumers. Citing concerns about the development of adolescent brains, the article suggests […]

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Crazy for Cucumbers

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Crazy for Cucumbers

 Summertime in our garden in the Salt Lake valley tends to be an ideal environment to grow a variety of Cucumis Sativus (the botanical name for cucumbers, a vegetable which thrives in USDA “Hardiness Zones” 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11 (our garden is a “5-B”). These warm season lovers enjoy full sun, […]

PTSD Study May Move Ahead, Doctor Appealing Her Firing

PTSD Study May Move Ahead, Doctor Appealing Her Firing

The University of Arizona, the school that fired cannabis research Doctor Suzanne Sisley shortly before her groundbreaking study on  cannabis’ use for treatment of PTSD in military veterans was scheduled to begin, is now asking the organization funding the study if they can keep the money and assign someone else to the project. The school […]

Senate Measure Introduced to Federally Legalize State Medical Marijuana Programs

Senate Measure Introduced to Federally Legalize State Medical Marijuana Programs

Yesterday, July 24th, 2014, Senator Rand Paul, a Republican law maker from Kentucky, filed an Amendment to a bill being considered in the Senate that would federally legalize and recognize state medical marijuana programs. Senate Bill 2569, also known as the Bring Jobs Home Act, has had 97 Amendments proposed to it as it has […]

Is Hawaii Gearing up for a Green Rush?

Is Hawaii Gearing up for a Green Rush?

Recently, both Oregon and Alaska activists announced that citizens in their respective states will be voting on full adult recreational cannabis legalization ballot initiatives this fall. It looks like another, much more tropical destination in the United States is considering the impact that cannabis legalization could have on the state. That’s right, Ladybud readers, Hawaii […]

Little Boy With Cancer Asking for Birthday Cards

Little Boy With Cancer Asking for Birthday Cards

July 25th is a special day; it’s Danny Nickerson’s sixth birthday. Danny has cancer, and he told his family he wanted to get a lot of cards in the mail for his birthday. He was diagnosed last October with an inoperable brain tumor growing on his brain stem. His diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.  It […]

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children at Risk Work

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children at Risk Work

Across the country, thousands of children are languishing in abusive prisons and jails. These youths are disproportionately African American and Latino. Most live in poverty. Many of these children were needlessly pushed out of school and into the juvenile justice system. But schools are just one entry point to the juvenile justice system – a […]

Philadelphia: Decriminalization Measure Awaits Mayor’s Signature

Philadelphia: Decriminalization Measure Awaits Mayor’s Signature

Via NORML: The Philadelphia City Council passed bill 140377 with a vote of 13-3 in June 2014. The measure, sponsored by Councilman James Kenney, offers a pragmatic solution to unburdening the city government and our residents from arrests for small amounts of marijuana.   There are more than 4,000 adults arrested each year in our […]

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 […]