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What About the Kids? Non-Profit Launches Program For Students with Drug Convictions

What About the Kids? Non-Profit Launches Program For Students with Drug Convictions

When President Johnson signed the Higher Education Act in 1965, he said, “By passing this we bridge the gap between helplessness and hope for educationally deprived children.” The act was intended to give underprivileged children access to education by giving federal money to universities and creating programs like Head Start. Just 30 years later, in 1998, a […]

Victory Across the Pond: UK Moves Toward Compassionate Cannabis Policy

Victory Across the Pond: UK Moves Toward Compassionate Cannabis Policy

In an announcement that surprised and encouraged many, the UK’s home office yesterday took a step toward more rational cannabis policy. After several high-profile cases in recent months, the government in the United Kingdom has been under increasing pressure to adjust its outdated policies on cannabis and cannabis medicine. The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has […]

Pennsylvania Man Crushed with Bulldozer Over 10 Cannabis Plants

Pennsylvania Man Crushed with Bulldozer Over 10 Cannabis Plants

Every year, an unknowable number of people died of the result of cannabis prohibition. There are countless people who have medical conditions whose lives could be extended or improve with cannabis medicines. There are also people who died as the result of attempting to buy, sell or grow cannabis in an unregulated market. Some of […]

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Penalizes Widow in Ski Equipment Death Over THC

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Penalizes Widow in Ski Equipment Death Over THC

In many ways, Colorado has been leading the country and the world into a new age of cannabis legalization. Unfortunately, the number of institutional issues the state has experienced only highlights how deeply entrenched prohibition mentality really is among the general population, as well as the people in positions in power.   The state has […]

Understanding Ableism, a Very Common Form of Prejudice

Understanding Ableism, a Very Common Form of Prejudice

People throw around a lot of “isms” these days. Most people already understand the concept of racism, sexism, and even classism. They also understand the concepts of homophobia and transphobia. All of these are forms of prejudice that people have against conditions and features that people can not change. Sometimes, these prejudices are overt and […]

Suicide Rates are on the Rise, and Cannabis Could Help Reduce Them

Suicide Rates are on the Rise, and Cannabis Could Help Reduce Them

Content Note: This article discusses suicide and suicidal ideation.   Suicide rates are climbing to a point where officials have begun talking about this as a public health issue, not a mental health issue. In 2016, the most recent year with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 45,000 suicides. That’s […]

Female Prisoner Suing Over Alleged Assaults While in Custody

Female Prisoner Suing Over Alleged Assaults While in Custody

Content Note: This article discusses incarceration and sexual abuse/assault. Karen Backues Keil ended up in jail in 2011, but she had no way of knowing what would happen during her incarceration. On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010, she was arrested on six theft-related charges. Although she and her husband were operating a liquor store at the […]

Teen Taken By State Over Cannabis for Seizures to Return to His Family

Teen Taken By State Over Cannabis for Seizures to Return to His Family

It’s the kind of nightmare scenario that parents who use cannabis worry about all the time. A young man was taken from loving, concerned parents, just because of cannabis. What’s really upsetting, however, is that his removal wasn’t because his parents consumed cannabis. It was because he did, in order to suppress the seizures that […]

Oklahoma Becomes 31st State To Pass a Medical Cannabis Law

Oklahoma Becomes 31st State To Pass a Medical Cannabis Law

On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018, registered voters in Oklahoma got to weigh in on a number of important decisions. One of them, State Question 788, would create a new section of law, Section 420 of Title 63, legalizing cannabis for medical reasons. This vote was a historical moment, the end result of years of activism […]

Ladybud Magazine Has No Affiliation With ‘Permit Patty’ Or Any Documentary

Ladybud Magazine Has No Affiliation With ‘Permit Patty’ Or Any Documentary

Here at Ladybud Magazine, our focus has always been on pursuing intersectional social justice by exposing the hypocrisy of the War on Drugs. As a niche publication founded and run by a woman of color whose activism goes back into the 1990s, Ladybud has always tried to focus on relevant social justice topics. Racism, sexism, […]