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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NFL Running Back Challenges League Stance on Medical Cannabis

NFL Running Back Challenges League Stance on Medical Cannabis

The National Football League (NFL) has long had a strict stance on cannabis use. Players are subject to drug screening, and a positive test could result in a loss of their ability to complete. Even when individual states began legalizing the plant for medicinal use, the NFL maintained its prohibitionist stance on cannabis medicine. This […]

Great Lakes State Takes Great Step Toward Legalization

Great Lakes State Takes Great Step Toward Legalization

It’s progress that has been a long time coming. Support for legalized cannabis has been growing among Michigan voters for years, but in 2018, they will finally have a chance to vote on it. The signatures associated with a ballot initiative were finally approved by the Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers in a unanimous vote. […]

Good Guys with a Badge: LEAP Applauds Brave Speakers Pushing for Reform

Good Guys with a Badge: LEAP Applauds Brave Speakers Pushing for Reform

At Ladybud, we’ve always been big fans of the mission of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). This organization provides a valuable platform for the dedicated people who have spent their professional lives protecting and serving their communities. In January of 2017, LEAP changed their name from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition to the Law Enforcement Action […]

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 […]

Save WAMM! The ‘Gold Standard’ Cannabis Collective

Save WAMM! The ‘Gold Standard’ Cannabis Collective

“For more than two decades, WAMM has provided the world’s best working model of a truly compassionate medical cannabis collective. WAMM has also brought healing, relief and integrative care to thousands of chronically and terminally ill members—many who otherwise could not afford this medicine—while helping pass America’s first statewide medical marijuana law. They’ve even survived […]