Keep Compassion in Mind During 4th of July Celebrations

Keep Compassion in Mind During 4th of July Celebrations

There’s a lot that could be said about celebrating a holiday about freedom while thousands of children languish in intentionally horrific facilities and thousands of our own citizens sit in prison, especially considering that there are people profiting off of both of those tragic realities. However, celebrating a traditional holiday, despite troubling signs from our […]

Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements

Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements

People involved with cannabis have long stated that the most dangerous thing you can do with cannabis is get caught with it. Millions of Americans have learned that difficult lesson over the last few decades courtesy of the War on Drugs. After all, cannabis isn’t physically addictive, although some people may struggle with psychological or […]

Why Just Legalizing Cannabis Isn’t Enough

Why Just Legalizing Cannabis Isn’t Enough

For most people who work as cannabis activists, the big push for cannabis legalization isn’t just on getting a bill passed that ends incarceration. It’s also on changing the way the state handles those with previous cannabis legal issues, especially in communities most impacted by the failed War on Drugs. With public opinion so strongly […]

Florida Cannabis Activists Push Back Against Suppression Tactics

Florida Cannabis Activists Push Back Against Suppression Tactics

The fact that most politicians in the United States are self-serving scuzzbags won’t surprise anyone with eyeballs or a pulse. However, sometimes politicians do things that are so corrupt that it’s hard to look past it. That is certainly the case with a recent attempt by Florida state lawmakers to stymie the political will of […]

Oregon Lawmakers Eye Solutions for Excess Cannabis Supply

Oregon Lawmakers Eye Solutions for Excess Cannabis Supply

It sounds like a cannabis lover’s dream scenario: a market so saturated with legal, high-quality cannabis that growers can’t even find a way to sell it anymore. Prices drop out, making it easier than ever for those who enjoy cannabis or who use it for medical purposes to safely and affordably access the cannabis plant. […]

The House Just Passed A Bill With a Rider Protecting Legal Cannabis

The House Just Passed A Bill With a Rider Protecting Legal Cannabis

Here at Ladybud, we have often reported on exciting moments, such as when lawmakers at the state and federal level introduce or pass specific legislation intended to legalize cannabis. However, many times, the biggest political moves don’t occur as independent legislation or laws of their own. Sweeping legal changes can often occur as the result […]

China Isn’t a Fan of Cannabis Legalization

China Isn’t a Fan of Cannabis Legalization

In a lot of ways, United States influenced international policy on cannabis. In fact, given that the United States effectively began prohibiting cannabis in 1937, China’s cannabis prohibition, which started in 1985, is far newer. One could argue that the American prohibition of cannabis was one of the reasons that China eventually outlawed the plant. […]

Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Compassion is one thing the cannabis industry was initially built upon, at least in the early days before recreational sales and profits took precedence over patients.  In Washington state, for example, did you know that dispensaries “may donate product to qualifying patients or designated providers who hold a valid recognition card” according to WAC 314-55-155? […]

Cannabis Played a Role in Ancient Funeral Rites in China

Cannabis Played a Role in Ancient Funeral Rites in China

Historians and anthropologists have long debated the historic role of cannabis in humanity’s oldest civilizations. There is certainly some archaeological record that support cannabis’ role in human communities going back millennia. For example, there is an ancient, tattooed Siberian mummy buried with cannabis that has since been found to have likely died of breast cancer. […]

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 […]