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Michigan Activists Sue to Change Cannabis’ Schedule I Status

Michigan Activists Sue to Change Cannabis’ Schedule I Status

Michigan activists are banding together to push back against the state’s legal code. Yes, it is true that medical cannabis has been legal in Michigan since 2008, and 2018 saw the legalization of recreational adult cannabis in the Great Lakes State. However, cannabis is currently listed as a Schedule 1 substance in the state’s Controlled […]

Immigrant Who Climbed Lady Liberty To Protest ICE Found Guilty

Immigrant Who Climbed Lady Liberty To Protest ICE Found Guilty

Much of the focus of the media and the nation as a whole right now is on immigration. Only a few days ago, our country was rocked with tragic information that a young Guatemalan girl named Jakelin Caal Maquin, only 7 years old, died due to what was likely a preventable illness while in Immigration […]

Support the Annual Parents 4 Pot Holiday Drive for POWs and Refugee Families

Support the Annual Parents 4 Pot Holiday Drive for POWs and Refugee Families

The holidays are almost here. In between planning for get-togethers and shopping for presents, most people try to squeeze in a little bit of charity and goodwill toward others. After all, giving is the true spirit of the season. A gift has so much more value when the recipient is truly grateful for it. That […]

Oregon Approves Ballot Language for Magic Mushroom Legalization Effort

Oregon Approves Ballot Language for Magic Mushroom Legalization Effort

The west coast has taken on the role of leader for the rest of the country when it comes to dismantling the failed War on Drugs. California was the first state to legalize medical cannabis, and after Colorado legalized cannabis for adults, California, Oregon, and Washinton all quickly followed suit. This time, it’s Oregon taking […]

Corrupt Michigan Lawmakers Move to Ban Home Grows

Corrupt Michigan Lawmakers Move to Ban Home Grows

For the second time in a decade, Michigan voters made it clear on Election Day that they support comprehensive reform of cannabis laws across the state. 2008 saw a nearly two-thirds majority of Michigan voters supporting the state’s medical cannabis act. There was also a strong margin for the passage of the new recreational legalization […]

Two Veterans Will Be the First to Purchase Cannabis In Massachusetts

Two Veterans Will Be the First to Purchase Cannabis In Massachusetts

Tomorrow morning, the 20th of November, 2018, at 8 a.m., two military veterans will make history in Massachusetts by becoming the first recreational cannabis buyers in the state. One of these men, Stephen Mandile, will head to Cultivate, a dispensary in Leicester that will offer both medical and recreational cannabis. The mayor of Northampton, veteran […]

Detained Immigrants Face Sexual Assault In ICE Detention Centers

Detained Immigrants Face Sexual Assault In ICE Detention Centers

The abuse of inmates and prisoners by correctional staff has long been an under-reported and serious issue. Molestation, rape, and physical assault should not be part of anyone’s experience in a correctional facility. Unfortunately, the power dynamics of prison lend themselves toward abuse, and the career path of prison guard seems to be one sought […]

Michigan Legalizes Cannabis, Missouri and Utah Pass Medical Cannabis Laws

Michigan Legalizes Cannabis, Missouri and Utah Pass Medical Cannabis Laws

With an impressive voter turnout that may challenge previous midterm records, Michigan has officially passed its legalization ballot initiative. Proposition 1 will allow adults ages 21 or older who live in the state of Michigan to grow up to 12 cannabis plants in their own home. By December 6th, Michigan law enforcement will have to […]

National Expungement Week Could Help Those With Minor Convictions Move On

National Expungement Week Could Help Those With Minor Convictions Move On

The Equality First Alliance has a primary focus of addressing the civil injustice that has resulted from the War on Drugs here in the United States. Here at Ladybud, we have previously covered many topics that examine the overlap between social justice and the War on Drugs. For example, people of color, as well as […]

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 […]