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Maine Could Soon Finalize Legal Cannabis Rules

Maine Could Soon Finalize Legal Cannabis Rules

Sometimes, the legal process of changing laws can be iceberg slow in its progress. Although you know it’s moving, it sometimes seems like it is not at all. There is no question that individuals in Maine who voted to legalize recreational cannabis in 2016 are feeling that glacial pace of their state’s legalization at the […]

Federal Appeals Court Orders Action On Cannabis’ Status

Federal Appeals Court Orders Action On Cannabis’ Status

Many cannabis activists felt extreme disappointment when the 2017 legal case brought by the parents of Alexis Bortell, U.S. Army veteran José Belén, and several other medical cannabis activists got thrown out of court. Essentially, the courts ruled that the activists involved had not made enough efforts to remedy the issue of how the government […]

Oakland City Council Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics

Oakland City Council Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics

In a move that could be signs of major, transformative policy changes to come, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously in support of the decriminalization of natural hallucinogens on Tuesday, June 4th. In other words, hallucinogenic mushrooms and other plants with similar properties, like certain cacti, are now decriminalized. That makes Oakland the second city […]

You Could Buy Legal Weed in Illinois As Soon as January 1, 2020

You Could Buy Legal Weed in Illinois As Soon as January 1, 2020

Illinois lawmakers helped the state make history on Friday, May 31st, 2019. The state of Illinois became the first to legalize adult recreational cannabis via legislature when lawmakers finally passed a legalization bill. Although the bill has not taken effect yet, pending the promised signature of Illinois governor, there is no reason to believe at […]

Blunts on Boats: Can You Consume Weed on Watercraft?

Blunts on Boats: Can You Consume Weed on Watercraft?

With summer weather right around the corner, many people are currently looking forward to spending some time out on the water. Whether you live in the Midwest and intend to go out on a lake or live on coast and will be boating on the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean, you may want to take some […]

Alabama Becomes the Third State This Year to Pass a Ridiculous Abortion Law

Alabama Becomes the Third State This Year to Pass a Ridiculous Abortion Law

Reproductive rights are a cornerstone of women’s freedom in the modern world. Without control over their reproductive capabilities, women would not be able to pursue careers or even education in some cases. Access to low-cost birth control can protect women from youthful mistakes and help new families and freshly married couples establish themselves before they […]

Legalization Stalls in New Jersey; Lawmakers Eye Medical Expansion

Legalization Stalls in New Jersey; Lawmakers Eye Medical Expansion

After months of seemingly uncontested momentum, cannabis legalization has started to slow on the East Coast. At the beginning of 2019, politicians and activists alike were enthusiastic about the prospects of adult recreational cannabis legalization in both New York and New Jersey. Everyone was most focused on which one would pass their legalization bill first. […]

Denver Decriminalizes Psilocybin

Denver Decriminalizes Psilocybin

For many drug policy reformers, psychedelic substances like psilocybin from certain mushrooms have only just become an issue have they considered important. Other organizations, like MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) and this publication, Ladybud, have always advocated for the legalization of psychedelics. In fact, we have examined the number of popular psychedelic substances […]

No, You Don’t Need CBD in That Burger or Cookie

No, You Don’t Need CBD in That Burger or Cookie

Here at Ladybud, we have always embraced the beautiful potential that various cannabinoids offer humanity and the other beings with whom we share our planet. However, we have also always been quick to point out that a lot of the hype surrounding CBD is akin to snake oil sales. A bunch of people with no […]