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I Was a Foster Child and CPS Needs Real Reform

I Was a Foster Child and CPS Needs Real Reform

IMAGE: “”Draped Reclining Mother and Baby” by Henry Moore, Photo by Peter Rivera, Creative Commons Just like Child Protective Services can suck for parents, foster care can suck for kids too. As someone who spent my pre-teen and teen years in foster care, this is something that my friends and I know all too well. […]

Florida Medical Cannabis Activist Renee Petro Under CPS Investigation

Florida Medical Cannabis Activist Renee Petro Under CPS Investigation

Renee Petro has already been living a parent’s worst nightmare for years: her 12-year-old son Branden suffers from a rare form of pediatric epilepsy called FIRES, which causes uncontrolled seizures that can be fatal. On Tuesday, a new nightmare began for the family, when Florida Child Protective Services showed up at their home to investigate […]

CPS Visits Family After Son Mentions Hemp at School

CPS Visits Family After Son Mentions Hemp at School

PHOTO: MONKO PHOTO The title ‘Marijuana Moms’ should not be relegated to just moms who consume cannabis (although at Ladybud, we definitely agree that cannabis is an amazing and versatile plant). In some cases, free thinkers don’t even have a relationship with the plant bear the brunt of ignorance from social workers. These days ‘Marijuana […]

Lady Business: Sharon Ravert of Peachtree NORML

Lady Business: Sharon Ravert of Peachtree NORML

Dahlonega, GA 2005: An eight member SWAT team comprised of a drug task force spent 4 hours in the early morning raiding Sharon Ravert’s family home, holding her family at gunpoint, arresting and cavity searching her 19-year-old daughter at the local sheriff’s office, then jailed her daughter for 2 days, and found only a bud […]

Ladybud Writer Picks for End of Year Giving 2015

Ladybud Writer Picks for End of Year Giving 2015

Below readers will find organizations and individuals who have helped the medicinal and adult use cannabis cause as well as overall drug policy reform (which includes shining light on reducing for-profit prisons, juvenile detention, prisoner/family support). These organizations and individuals deserve our financial support for their work as it benefits us all on a national […]

Cannamama: I Breastfeed and Use Cannabis

Cannamama: I Breastfeed and Use Cannabis

A couple of weeks ago, after speaking with a handful of receptionists in an effort to find a new primary care physician, I realized there must be a large number of people who are unaware cannabis is the technical term for marijuana.  I discovered this when I asked for the doctor’s stance on cannabis use, and […]

6/6 Denver: HOODLAB & #FREEGEORGE – HEMP HISTORY WEEK 2015

6/6 Denver: HOODLAB & #FREEGEORGE – HEMP HISTORY WEEK 2015

Join HoodLAB on June 6th and come celebrate Hemp History Week 2015 (1st – 7th) at “The Big Wonderful” sustainable market place in Denver! This year HoodLAB is highlighting the International HoodLamb campaign “#FreeGeorge” that has as aim to help lift restriction on hemp farming in America and worldwide.“George Washington was a farmer who understood […]

Pregnant Medical Marijuana Patients Face Steep Legal Risks

Pregnant Medical Marijuana Patients Face Steep Legal Risks

For one of 4Front’s recent podcasts, I talked to medical professionals about the intersection of the healthcare and marijuana industries. After discussing the issues that medical professionals in the marijuana industry face, I wondered about the special case of pregnant women. What do marijuana business owners need to know about serving patients who also happen […]

Will Child Protective Services Evolve with Changing Medical Marijuana Laws?

Will Child Protective Services Evolve with Changing Medical Marijuana Laws?

With the world of medical and recreational cannabis rapidly evolving, undoubtedly some of these patients and users are going to be parents. And while we can all agree that we should not make marijuana available to children except in medically necessary situations, we must ask ourselves “Is Child Protective Services going to grow and change […]