cannabis legalization

Lady Business: Comedian Chanel Ali

Lady Business: Comedian Chanel Ali

Chanel Ali is a standup comedian who started out in Philadelphia and moved to New York City in 2015. That same year, she interviewed Philadelphia citizens about cannabis legalization for Ladybud Magazine with Philadelphia-based comedian, Alyssa Al-Dookhi. She’s the kind of performer who is easy to like immediately with her casual and intellectual storytelling style. […]

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 […]

Cannabis Could Be Powerhouse Issue In the Next Election

Cannabis Could Be Powerhouse Issue In the Next Election

Certain issues drive people to the polls. They cause such a strong feeling, be it positive or negative, that people feel compelled to get out and vote. Different states and eras have had different issues on the ballot that influenced the overall voter turnout. Sometimes, however, you can see a broader trend on an issue. […]

Recreational Cannabis Sales Commence In Canada

Recreational Cannabis Sales Commence In Canada

Today, October 17th, 2018, is a day that will go down in history. It is the first day of legal recreational cannabis sales in Canada, a milestone which officially makes Canada the largest legal cannabis market in the world. The legalization of cannabis in Canada is the result of efforts by lawmakers. Both the Senate […]

Will 2016 Be the Year of Weed and Women?

Will 2016 Be the Year of Weed and Women?

As 2015 drew to a close, many of us did what we do each year at this time: reflect on the changes to our culture and personal lives that happened over the last year. 2015 was surprising in a lot of ways. It saw real, if biased, mainstream media attention focused on police brutality and […]

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama, Please stop making jokes about weed. And while you’re at it, please stop telling young people that cannabis prohibition reform shouldn’t be a priority. You’ve been called out on this before, but clearly you are still out of touch with what’s going on in America. Yes, pot can make you laugh, and it […]

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Changes Stance on Cannabis, Says Legalization Can Work

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Changes Stance on Cannabis, Says Legalization Can Work

To say that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has been less than enthusiastic about presiding over the legalization of recreational cannabis in his state would be quite an understatement. During campaign season last fall, he called legalization “reckless.” Of course, that opinion hadn’t stopped him from courting  funding from NORML for his re-election. His inability to […]

California AG Sees a ‘Certain Inevitability’ To Legal Marijuana

California AG Sees a ‘Certain Inevitability’ To Legal Marijuana

The following article was written by John Peoples and was originally published by Marijuana.com. It is reprinted with permission.  Based on the success of pro-marijuana ballot measures in the recent mid-term elections, proponents of legalizing cannabis are watching California closely as the 2016 election approaches. Folks within the marijuana industry think legalization in California will […]

Post Halloween Round-up: No Marijuana Candy Handed Out, Dispensary in Berkeley Honored

Post Halloween Round-up: No Marijuana Candy Handed Out, Dispensary in Berkeley Honored

  Despite the reefer madness being spouted by the Denver Police Department (and several others following their lead), warning parents that cannabis users might be sneaking medicated candies into trick or treating bags, Halloween has come and gone with not a single story of a pot-poisoned child being rushed to the emergency room. Let’s all […]

East Coast Election Results: Congrats to Guam and Washington DC!

East Coast Election Results: Congrats to Guam and Washington DC!

The results are in from the eastern seaboard, and cannabis reform is doing pretty well. Although Amendment 2, the proposed medical marijuana law, did not receive the necessary 60% of the vote in Florida, cannabis has had two other significant wins. The proposed medical marijuana law in Guam passed with nearly 57% of votes in […]