cannabis legalization

Newspapers Love to Leave Out Other Substances When Reporting on Cannabis

Newspapers Love to Leave Out Other Substances When Reporting on Cannabis

A little skepticism is healthy for anyone trying to discern what is true and not in the modern news cycle. Many major news organizations are prone to repeating what they see published elsewhere without verifying the details. More importantly, the rise of mobile internet culture, as opposed to desktop internet culture, has lent itself to […]

Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements

Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements

People involved with cannabis have long stated that the most dangerous thing you can do with cannabis is get caught with it. Millions of Americans have learned that difficult lesson over the last few decades courtesy of the War on Drugs. After all, cannabis isn’t physically addictive, although some people may struggle with psychological or […]

Why Just Legalizing Cannabis Isn’t Enough

Why Just Legalizing Cannabis Isn’t Enough

For most people who work as cannabis activists, the big push for cannabis legalization isn’t just on getting a bill passed that ends incarceration. It’s also on changing the way the state handles those with previous cannabis legal issues, especially in communities most impacted by the failed War on Drugs. With public opinion so strongly […]

Florida Cannabis Activists Push Back Against Suppression Tactics

Florida Cannabis Activists Push Back Against Suppression Tactics

The fact that most politicians in the United States are self-serving scuzzbags won’t surprise anyone with eyeballs or a pulse. However, sometimes politicians do things that are so corrupt that it’s hard to look past it. That is certainly the case with a recent attempt by Florida state lawmakers to stymie the political will of […]

The House Just Passed A Bill With a Rider Protecting Legal Cannabis

The House Just Passed A Bill With a Rider Protecting Legal Cannabis

Here at Ladybud, we have often reported on exciting moments, such as when lawmakers at the state and federal level introduce or pass specific legislation intended to legalize cannabis. However, many times, the biggest political moves don’t occur as independent legislation or laws of their own. Sweeping legal changes can often occur as the result […]

China Isn’t a Fan of Cannabis Legalization

China Isn’t a Fan of Cannabis Legalization

In a lot of ways, United States influenced international policy on cannabis. In fact, given that the United States effectively began prohibiting cannabis in 1937, China’s cannabis prohibition, which started in 1985, is far newer. One could argue that the American prohibition of cannabis was one of the reasons that China eventually outlawed the plant. […]

Is  Mexico Moving Toward Cannabis Legalization This Year?

Is Mexico Moving Toward Cannabis Legalization This Year?

Mexico effectively changed its cannabis policy through its Supreme Court late last year. On October 31, 2018, the Mexican Supreme Court reached its fifth ruling regarding recreational cannabis use by adults. The Mexican court system is carefully structured to prevent unusual cases from setting powerful precedent. It was that fifth case where the Mexican Supreme […]

Big Fish in Small Ponds Impact Cannabis Access in Too Many States

Big Fish in Small Ponds Impact Cannabis Access in Too Many States

BEvery attempt at legalization of cannabis has had its flaws. Each state has had to develop its own systems for the legal production, sale, cultivation, and consumption of cannabis. Some states have created dispensary systems that operate under tight state control. Others create more of a private marketplace opportunity and allow for both state and […]

New Jersey Cancels Cannabis Vote

New Jersey Cancels Cannabis Vote

Millions of patients and activists, as well as general cannabis enthusiasts, were left disappointed on Monday, March 25th, 2019, when New Jersey lawmakers failed to follow through on a cannabis reform initiative. Lawmakers had promised a vote on pending bill to legalization recreational cannabis for everyone over the age of 21. They promised a vote […]

Florida Patients Can Finally Smoke Medical Cannabis

Florida Patients Can Finally Smoke Medical Cannabis

Implementing new laws can often take a very long time. The delay between when voters or lawmakers create new laws and when they actually take effect can be incredibly frustrating. When the law in question has a direct impact on whether an activity is criminal or not, people may wind up needlessly charged with crimes […]