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Petition: Pardon 25 Women Serving Time for ‘Drug Conspiracies’

Petition: Pardon 25 Women Serving Time for ‘Drug Conspiracies’

When one reads the charge “drug conspiracy,” it calls to mind kingpins and diabolical plots, not making the simple mistake of allowing a boyfriend to borrow a car. Still, for the 25 women included in this petition, that is generally what these charges mean; they had a personal relationship with someone who was facing charges. […]

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama, Please stop making jokes about weed. And while you’re at it, please stop telling young people that cannabis prohibition reform shouldn’t be a priority. You’ve been called out on this before, but clearly you are still out of touch with what’s going on in America. Yes, pot can make you laugh, and it […]

Woman Cavity Searched with Niece During Roadside Stop By Police in Texas Fighting Back with House Bill 4071

Woman Cavity Searched with Niece During Roadside Stop By Police in Texas Fighting Back with House Bill 4071

The Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers has shown up on Ladybud Magazine’s radar the past few years for what seems to be accepted mode of behavior for criminal violation when it comes to roadside body cavity searches. Time and time again, we have seen DPS in Texas brought to court by citizens pulled over and victimized for […]

The DEA is Obsolete and Needs to be Dissolved or Overhauled

The DEA is Obsolete and Needs to be Dissolved or Overhauled

Many mainstream media outlets have been noting that Michelle Leonhart’s resignation from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) presents a perfect opportunity for real policy reform in the United States. Instead of appointing a new head who will blindly pursue the status quo of prohibition policies that have utterly failed, the new head of this agency […]

No More Drug War: Sign the ‘Mom’s Bill of Rights’ In Honor of Mother’s Day

No More Drug War: Sign the ‘Mom’s Bill of Rights’ In Honor of Mother’s Day

This year, for Mother’s Day, sign up in support of the “Moms United to End the War on Drugs Bill of Rights,” created by Moms United to End the War on Drugs. Do so in honor of your mother, or your children if you are a mother, or the countless mothers whose families have been […]

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

The Pot: These are five of the many books that lay the foundation for educated activist to become the most informed, persuasive, and entertaining persuaders they can be. The Marijuana Conviction (Richard Bonnie and Charles Whitebread): Here’s the detailed story of cannabis prohibition in all its racist, ignorant splendor. Nobody provides the historical context to […]

Original Web Series ‘The wHOLE’ Seeks to Stop Solitary Confinement, End Mass Incarceration

Original Web Series ‘The wHOLE’ Seeks to Stop Solitary Confinement, End Mass Incarceration

Feature Photo: Think Ten Media filming on day 4 of ‘The wHole“ The following was written By William Brown, Lead Actor for The wHOLE: No one wants to go to jail, but you definitely don’t want to be in the hole while you’re in jail — locked up for 23 out of 24 hours a day […]

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 […]

Urgent Call To Action: Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Bill SB3

Urgent Call To Action: Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Bill SB3

On April 21st, the PA Senate State Government committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 3, a bill originally intended to legalize medical cannabis in PA. SB3 will go to the Senate Appropriations committee for a vote likely on May 4th, and could get a vote on the Senate floor soon after. Currently, the Senate is not […]

ACTION ALERT: Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMP)

ACTION ALERT: Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMP)

This action alert courtesy of our friends at the International Cannabis Business Conference: The Measure 91 Committee is starting to consider amendments that will severely impact the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. These amendments are being attached to Senate Bill 844. While the amendment contains some beneficial provisions for the OMMA, it unnecessarily restricts patient grow sites […]