The War Isn’t Over

Take Action with NORML Today & Tomorrow: Legislative Twitter Campaign Underway

Take Action with NORML Today & Tomorrow: Legislative Twitter Campaign Underway

There are over 40 million cannabis consumers in the United States (according to government data). Please consider, for the day, being a ‘virtual lobbyist’ for cannabis law reform today and tomorrow to coordinate with the on-ground efforts of activists attending the Legislative Fly-In that started yesterday and culminates tomorrow. You can also always take action […]

Senate Bill 964: Oregon’s Latest Bungle with Medical Marijuana

Senate Bill 964: Oregon’s Latest Bungle with Medical Marijuana

Oregon Measure 91 officials seem to be forgetting 56% of Oregonians voted for our leaders to create a new system regulating recreational marijuana, not ripping the existing Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) to shreds. Senate Bill 964 will only create a world of hurt for medical marijuana patients and growers. I am a current OMMP patient. I was […]

Drug Policy Reform Advocates Speak, Change Hearts in West Michigan

Drug Policy Reform Advocates Speak, Change Hearts in West Michigan

Last week Thursday, I had the immense pleasure of hearing two inspirational world-changers speak at a local venue in my hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Major Neill Franklin (Ret.), the Executive Director for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and Ethan Nadelmann from the Drug Policy Alliance spoke to a full house at the Wealthy Street Theatre […]

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 […]

Ladybud Interview with National Cannabis Patients Wall’s Dana M. Arvidson

Ladybud Interview with National Cannabis Patients Wall’s Dana M. Arvidson

The National Cannabis Patient’s Wall is an advocacy and visibility-based organization, whose primary focus is to help humanize medical cannabis by showing how many people around the world use it (and what they use cannabis to treat). Their primary source of communication with members of the wall is via Facebook, within the 17,000+ strong (and […]

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 […]

OPINION: Millennials and the Drug War

OPINION: Millennials and the Drug War

Millennials are a generation of their own. They have been defined in about a hundred different ways from ‘entitled brats’ to ‘driven underdogs’. More members in the age bracket are living at home than ever before, likely as a result of crushing student debt and poor economic opportunities. Millennials are thought of as tech savvy, […]

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 […]