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Alaska Becomes First State to Allow On-Site Cannabis Use

Alaska Becomes First State to Allow On-Site Cannabis Use

One of the many social injustice has that cannabis activists like to point out to others is the serious discrepancy between how socially acceptable alcohol use is and how totally different and hypocritical the attitude toward cannabis is in most places. Despite the fact that alcohol is responsible for a staggering number of car crashes […]

Drug Testing for Jobs Discriminates Against Cannabis Users

Drug Testing for Jobs Discriminates Against Cannabis Users

The rapid shift in cultural attitudes surrounding cannabis has unquestionably benefited numerous people in our society. Legalization, decriminalization, criminal justice reform, and greater social awareness about the medical benefits of cannabis have all combined to reduce the stigma associated with cannabis. However, while progress in legal and cultural arenas has been promising, progress in other […]

National Expungement Week Results in Call For Major Legal Reform

National Expungement Week Results in Call For Major Legal Reform

Anyone even remotely familiar with the criminal justice system in the United States likely understands the need for extreme and drastic reforms. The current system assigns increasing penalties even for non-violent offenses. Those accused of drug crimes will likely face issues with civil asset forfeiture, along with criminal charges as the result of the failed […]

Visiting a Washington’s Farmers Market After Living in Prohibitionist Utah

Visiting a Washington’s Farmers Market After Living in Prohibitionist Utah

Tucked behind a nondescript storefront on Pacific Avenue, between Larchmont and Parkland, near Lakewood, Washington and McChord Air Force Base, sits what might come as a surprise to some. Others find this place to be a lifeline.  It is a community of growers, caregivers, vendors and patients who work together to provide safe access to […]

Meet MAPS, the Organization Funding and Conducting Psychedelic Research

Meet MAPS, the Organization Funding and Conducting Psychedelic Research

Now that we have taken the time to highlight most of the banned substances with established and acknowledged mental health benefits, we’d like to spend the next few weeks discussing research and organizations that work with psychedelics. This week, we will start out by highlighting MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. MAPS is well-known […]

Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering Results in 900 Citations and Arrests

Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering Results in 900 Citations and Arrests

Here at Ladybud, we’ve covered the Rainbow Family of Living Light in the past, mostly because of the hysterical response of Utah government employees about a previous Rainbow Gathering in their state. Overall, we support the mission of this non-organization that wants to spread love and an appreciation for the natural world. For those who […]

A Few of Ladybud’s Favorite Cannabis and Drug War Books by Women

A Few of Ladybud’s Favorite Cannabis and Drug War Books by Women

Starting & Running a Marijuana Business (Idiot’s Guides) Paperback Author: Debby Goldsberry Debby Goldsberry is a humble titan of the movement and industry who released this lovely primer in June 2017. Though we wish her publisher had used a woman on the cover, the contents are necessary at a pivotal time in pseudo-legalization. Debby, who […]

In Honor of Mickey Martin: Our Fearless and Beloved Cannabis Warrior

In Honor of Mickey Martin: Our Fearless and Beloved Cannabis Warrior

  Dedicated cannabis and anti-drug war activist, Mickey Martin, passed away on June 20, 2017 of a heart attack at his home. To those who were close to him, this was a horrific punch to the solar plexus and to our collective work. He was gone suddenly in his early 40’s and far too soon […]

Powerful Women to Book for Cannabis & Drug Policy Reform Events

Powerful Women to Book for Cannabis & Drug Policy Reform Events

In the era of basic dime-a-dozen get-rich-quick-off-marijuana-conferences that seem to be taking place at any given moment, I recommend those of us with skills to offer cut our losses and start our own goddamn conferences with more interesting lineups.  Over the past few years, I had the great honor of meeting talented people around the […]

Shaming Addicts Does Not Help Them

Shaming Addicts Does Not Help Them

Recently, there was a huge social media trending storm about two adults who had nodded out after using drugs in the front of their car while a child sat in the back strapped to their seat. Instead of trying to help them get medical treatment and assist the child by removing him from a traumatic situation, an officer […]