The War Isn’t Over

#Love4Liberty: 5-Year-Old Victim of DIPG, Never to be Forgotten

#Love4Liberty: 5-Year-Old Victim of DIPG, Never to be Forgotten

Early in August of 2015, Liberty Maya Arnold-Simon was excitedly preparing for her first real year of school. She was looking forward to going to Girl Scout meetings and celebrating her fifth birthday on August 22nd. In a cruel, unpredictable twist of fate, Liberty fell terribly ill only a few days after her birthday was […]

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 […]

Let’s Talk about Drugs: A Letter to Future Offspring

Let’s Talk about Drugs: A Letter to Future Offspring

To my dearest children Wilhelm and/or Lyra, (Yes, your names were determined prior to the remote possibility of your conception.) Let’s have a serious talk – one of the rare conversations that may leave you squirming in slight discomfort yet which are crucial for us to have. As you enter adolescence, you’ll likely encounter youth […]

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 […]

Veteran: We Should Not Have to Break Laws to Find Cannabis Relief for PTSD

Veteran: We Should Not Have to Break Laws to Find Cannabis Relief for PTSD

I’m a 14 year veteran recently discharged for non-compliance to “Treatment”. I was removed from a line unit and assigned to MedHold until cleared by someone with a lot of letters and punctuation behind their name. There is no therapy or medicine provided by the military. In order for me to be compliant, I would […]

Letting Cannabis Help PTSD

Letting Cannabis Help PTSD

Getting PTSD added to lists of ailments for medical cannabis has gotten to be an outrageous hassle. Colorado just voted against including it on their medical list, and it’s stirred me up in a way that’s incredibly uncomfortable. I’m sure Ladybud readers know what PTSD is, and I could go into all the base rates […]

Kalief Browder: Imprisoned for Three Years at Rikers Without Trial Commits Suicide

Kalief Browder: Imprisoned for Three Years at Rikers Without Trial Commits Suicide

Content Note: This article discusses suicide, abuse and mistreatment/torture of a minor by the state. Kalief Browder was, by most accounts, a pretty normal teenager before his arrest. Then, on May 15th, 2010, just before his seventeenth birthday, he and a friend were stopped while walking back to his house in the Bronx, New York. […]

Stuart McMillen’s Anti-Prohibition Cartoon Exposes Destructive War on Drugs

Stuart McMillen’s Anti-Prohibition Cartoon Exposes Destructive War on Drugs

Stuart McMillen, a young comic artist residing in Australia, has created a lovely illustrated guide to the social impact of the War on Drugs. It cuts right to the heart of prohibition policies without requiring that the audience read paragraphs of “boring” history and political science/cultural analysis. Beautifully illustrated and succinct in its analysis of […]

US Senators Cast First-Ever Vote In Favor of Medical Marijuana Access

US Senators Cast First-Ever Vote In Favor of Medical Marijuana Access

via NORML’s Deputy Director, Paul Armentano: The majority of the US Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday cast votes in favor of expanding medical cannabis access to United States veterans. The committee vote marks the first time that a majority of any body of the US Senate has ever decided in favor of increased cannabis access. […]

Save WAMM! The ‘Gold Standard’ Cannabis Collective

Save WAMM! The ‘Gold Standard’ Cannabis Collective

“For more than two decades, WAMM has provided the world’s best working model of a truly compassionate medical cannabis collective. WAMM has also brought healing, relief and integrative care to thousands of chronically and terminally ill members—many who otherwise could not afford this medicine—while helping pass America’s first statewide medical marijuana law. They’ve even survived […]