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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 […]

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, […]

Congrats to Canada for Passing Cannabis Legalization!

Congrats to Canada for Passing Cannabis Legalization!

On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, Canadian Senators made global history by passing a law that made Canada the first G7 nation to legalize the adult recreational use of cannabis. After Representatives passed C-45, also called the Cannabis Act, the Senate also needed to approve the new law. Some activists worried that changes to the Act […]

Separating Children At the Border Is Cruel and Inexcusable

Separating Children At the Border Is Cruel and Inexcusable

The image of a child crying is all too common in our world. Children, after all, can weep over simple things than an adult could more easily dismiss. However, this image of a sweet young Honduran girl, only two years old, shows a terror and pain much deeper than some simple loss. This little girl […]

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Vetoes Cannabis for Autism

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Vetoes Cannabis for Autism

In many ways, Colorado has been leading the nation toward improved cannabis policies. Colorado voters were some of the first to pass a medical cannabis law in 2000, allowing patients with qualifying conditions to access cannabis-based medicines. By passing Amendment 64 in 2012, Colorado became the first state to undo prohibition of cannabis for adult […]

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UPDATE: As of June 16th, 2018, Billy Caldwell has resumed using cannabis medicine. After his admission to the hospital and requests from doctors calling his situation a “medical emergency,” the Home Office delivered the cannabis oil to the facility treating him. Currently, it must be administered by the hospital, and his permit for use will […]

Canadian Senate To Vote Today on Bill C45 to Legalize Cannabis

Canadian Senate To Vote Today on Bill C45 to Legalize Cannabis

Here in the United States, there’s a lot we can learn from our friendly neighbors to the north. Today, Thursday June 7th, 2018, Canadian lawmakers will vote on whether or not to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use. Polling seems to indicate strong support, so it looks like national legalization for Canada could be right […]

Georgia Prosecuting Parents for Giving Son Cannabis To Stop Seizures

Georgia Prosecuting Parents for Giving Son Cannabis To Stop Seizures

Suzeanna Brill and her husband Matthew weren’t looking to become the face of the struggle to end the War on Drugs, but their story has received national attention. Their family lives in Georgia, and their decision to try medical cannabis has resulted in a nightmare for their family. It’s a story that seems all too […]

Memorial Day: Remembering the Veterans Who Die at Home, As Well As During Duty

Memorial Day: Remembering the Veterans Who Die at Home, As Well As During Duty

Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States intended to celebrate the lives, deaths and sacrifices of military service members who gave their all. At it’s root, Memorial Day is meant to be a day of remembrance for those who died during active duty. However, it’s important to remember that not all veterans who […]