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Cannabis Prohibition Is More of a National Emergency Than the Wall

Cannabis Prohibition Is More of a National Emergency Than the Wall

Politics in the United States have always been convoluted and borderline ridiculous. Recently, they have ventured into some really Swiftian territory (Jonathan, not Taylor). In order to protect our own sanity and focus on what really matters, Ladybud has in general declined to report much on the moves of the Trump Administration. However, the most […]

Washington State Looks at Clearing Cannabis Criminal Records

Washington State Looks at Clearing Cannabis Criminal Records

Activists for cannabis reform have been saying the same thing for years: cannabis reform will not be truly fair and effective unless it includes expungement, record sealing, and other considerations for those previously convicted of nonviolent cannabis offenses. There are many reasons why a proactive stance on those paying the criminal price for cannabis use, […]

Oregon Senator Files Federal Bill S. 420 for Federal Legalization

Oregon Senator Files Federal Bill S. 420 for Federal Legalization

In a move that seems to have at least some support among federal politicians, Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, filed a proposal for the legalization of cannabis under the number 420 on Thursday, February 7th, 2019. While the tactic may feel like a gimmick, S. 420 has language that could deschedule cannabis and […]

Prisoners Needlessly Endangered by Polar Vortex

Prisoners Needlessly Endangered by Polar Vortex

For many people, the polar vortex of the last week was a wake-up call to the unpredictable consequences of climate change. For many other people, the shocking consequences of the polar vortex opened their eyes to the very pressing need for criminal justice and prison reform in the United States. It became public knowledge late […]

Even the World Health Organization Sees the Benefit of Medical Cannabis

Even the World Health Organization Sees the Benefit of Medical Cannabis

Legal reform for both recreational and medical cannabis are international issues. While we often focus on domestic issues here at Ladybud, we also track developing progress in other countries. Few organizations are as perfectly poised as the United Nations to drastically change the way that the international community handles cannabis. For decades, the United States […]

CBS Rejects Medical Cannabis Super Bowl Commercial

CBS Rejects Medical Cannabis Super Bowl Commercial

We have frequently covered the hypocritical and ridiculous relationship that professional sports leagues, like the NFL, have with cannabis. There have been players who have lost their careers simply because they chose to treat job-related injuries with medical cannabis instead of opioids. That is, of course, in addition to the fact that these leagues often […]

Michigan Activists Sue to Change Cannabis’ Schedule I Status

Michigan Activists Sue to Change Cannabis’ Schedule I Status

Michigan activists are banding together to push back against the state’s legal code. Yes, it is true that medical cannabis has been legal in Michigan since 2008, and 2018 saw the legalization of recreational adult cannabis in the Great Lakes State. However, cannabis is currently listed as a Schedule 1 substance in the state’s Controlled […]

Powerful Predators in Cannabis Culture Getting Called Out

Powerful Predators in Cannabis Culture Getting Called Out

Like many niche groups or cultural movements, the cannabis community tends to defend its own. Unfortunately, that can mean that very problematic people get a pass for unethical and inappropriate behavior. Science has shown repeatedly that individuals with questionable morality and a willingness to take advantage of or abuse others tend to do well in […]