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The Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

The Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

In general, most people will readily recognize that driving under the influence of a controlled substance with mind-altering effects will impact their ability to drive. However, acknowledging that potential impairment does not prevent people from getting behind the wheel after they had a couple of glasses of wine or down two muscle relaxants. Given that […]

South Carolina’s CBD Showdown a Warning for Other States

South Carolina’s CBD Showdown a Warning for Other States

Regardless of where you live, you may believe that CBD is now legal in your state because it seems to be for sale everywhere. From the national video chain Family Video to gas stations, grocery stores, and pharmacies, it seems like every retail business in America is jumping onto the CBD bandwagon. However, most of […]

No, You Don’t Need CBD in That Burger or Cookie

No, You Don’t Need CBD in That Burger or Cookie

Here at Ladybud, we have always embraced the beautiful potential that various cannabinoids offer humanity and the other beings with whom we share our planet. However, we have also always been quick to point out that a lot of the hype surrounding CBD is akin to snake oil sales. A bunch of people with no […]

Minnesota Now Allows Parolees To Use Medical Cannabis

Minnesota Now Allows Parolees To Use Medical Cannabis

Advocating for compassionate access to cannabis and rational state and federal policies is often very frustrating. Even when activist secure a big win, there are usually substantial drawbacks and compromises involved. In some states, patients who need access to medical cannabis may find themselves unable to legally grow the medicine they would prefer to use […]

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 […]

Federal Law for Legal Cannabis Banking Moves Forward

Federal Law for Legal Cannabis Banking Moves Forward

One of the most serious issues facing those who would work in legal cannabis businesses is difficulty with opening a bank account. Current federal policy prohibits banking institutions from opening accounts related to cannabis businesses. Generally, only those who are directly involved in or profiting from the growth or sale of cannabis are prohibited from […]

Cannabis Prohibition Is More of a National Emergency Than the Wall

Cannabis Prohibition Is More of a National Emergency Than the Wall

Politics in the United States have always been convoluted and borderline ridiculous. Recently, they have ventured into some really Swiftian territory (Jonathan, not Taylor). In order to protect our own sanity and focus on what really matters, Ladybud has in general declined to report much on the moves of the Trump Administration. However, the most […]

Alaska Could Soon Allow On-Site Cannabis Use at Dispensaries

Alaska Could Soon Allow On-Site Cannabis Use at Dispensaries

As individual states have passed legalization measures, citizens and activists, as well as lawmakers, have struggled to adjust those laws to reflect the reality of people’s needs. Even states that have legalized cannabis for adult recreational use, hiccups in the rollout of their laws have caused a broad range of issues. Sometimes, a failure to […]

The U.S. Legislature Voted to Legalize Industrial Hemp Farming

The U.S. Legislature Voted to Legalize Industrial Hemp Farming

In a move that is equal parts surprising and overdue, the federal government is finally reconsidering it’s a ludicrous and inappropriate stance on industrial hemp. This decision comes on the heels of farmers across the country feeling the painful pinch of lost sales and slumping prices on soy, one of the most prominent crops, because […]

New Jersey Lawmakers Finally Inching Toward Cannabis Reform

New Jersey Lawmakers Finally Inching Toward Cannabis Reform

After years of frustrating delays due in no small part to intensely corrupt politicians, the Garden State is finally making progress on cannabis legalization. On Monday, November 26th, 2018, committees in both the Senate and the State Assembly in New Jersey voted to release an adult legalization measure to the floor for a general vote. […]