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Upcoming Events in 2015 with National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)

Upcoming Events in 2015 with National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)

The cannabis industry’s national trade association continues to provide space for NCIA members and future members to gather, connect, and learn. Just last month at the end of June, nearly 2,000 people attended the National Cannabis Industry Association’s 2nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, held for the second year in a row at the […]

#UNACCEPTABLE : No Safe Access to Medical Marijuana Means Seizures for Sick Kids

#UNACCEPTABLE : No Safe Access to Medical Marijuana Means Seizures for Sick Kids

This past Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, activists gathered out from of the Public Health Department in Boston, Massachusetts to express their frustration with the state’s inaction regarding the voter-approved medical marijuana law. Dozens of citizens with signs marched, chanted, and gave speeches demanding immediate action on the part of the state. Two years after medical […]

Unpublished Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe: Why Ignore the Freedom Rally?

Unpublished Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe: Why Ignore the Freedom Rally?

Editor’s note: We are publishing this letter anonymously at the request of the author, who submits content regularly to Ladybud. It was submitted to The Boston Globe and was not published. Reefer Madness Lives The Boston’s Globe’s only reference to MassCann/NORML’s 25th annual Boston Freedom Rally was a picture of a religious fanatic who has […]

Northeastern Institute of Cannabis Open Houses Today & Friday September 26th

Northeastern Institute of Cannabis Open Houses Today & Friday September 26th

New Englanders, take notew: the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis is offering Open Houses for the next few days, and everyone’s invited! What is the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis? It is a cutting-edge educational facility in Boston, Massachusetts dedicated to educating the future employees of the cannabis industry. Director Mickey Martin will be on site today […]

Declaration of Hempdependence: Speech from the Boston Freedom Rally

Declaration of Hempdependence: Speech from the Boston Freedom Rally

  I want to thank MassCann/NORML for organizing the Boston Freedom Rally for the last 25 years.  Thank you for coming out today.  We are turning Reefer Madness into Reefer Gladness! We’re in Boston, the birthplace of the American Revolution, a war fought for freedom.  There’s another war going on and it’s the war on drugs.  Prohibition […]

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

PHOTO: K. Garbutt At the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws website, one can find state-by-state bills, laws, legal representation, current polls, research and other data. Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to […]

The Return of the Boston Pot Report

The Return of the Boston Pot Report

Submitted by Cara Crabb-Burnham and Keith Saunders After a 6-month hiatus, a move to a new internet radio station, a reunion of the ‘A’ lineup, and a return to Friday afternoons, the Boston Pot Report did not miss a beat on its WEMF Radio debut on April 4. “It feels like going home again, having […]

Issues with Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits in Massachusetts

Issues with Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits in Massachusetts

By M. H. Thanthou More than one month ago the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the winners of 20 provisional license holders for the state’s first medical marijuana dispensaries. However, no one has an actual operating license yet, and the whole system seems to be in quite a bit of trouble. Last week House […]

Put Your Big John Here: The Boston Tea Party

Put Your Big John Here: The Boston Tea Party

This is a true story about smuggler that we’ll call “Big John.” The time was Colonial America. Tea was king. It was the drink of the people after alcohol and mead. Coffee was just starting in the new world but was largely for the highfalutin Loyalists and upper crust. Tea was money. And there was […]

Hemp And America: The First Blows Of The Revolutionary War

Hemp And America: The First Blows Of The Revolutionary War

PHOTO: The Boston Massacre (death of Crispus Attucks) This excerpt from Weed the People: From Founding Fiber to Forbidden Fruit by Jeremy Daw, J.D. is published with special permission.  When Samuel Gray heard Boston’s church bells ringing furiously into the night, he assumed the town called for help with a fire. But when he discovered that […]