cannabis reform

#ComingOutGreen Campaign: Meet Green Flower Media

#ComingOutGreen Campaign: Meet Green Flower Media

Over the last few weeks, the name Green Flower Media has come up a lot (and for good reason). They are the company behind the #ComingOutGreen campaign to end the social stigma of cannabis. They have been directly endorsed and promoted by NORML. They have produced a series of Green Flower Reports such as “The […]

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 […]

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

In a landmark vote on Wednesday, the PA Senate passed a limited medical marijuana bill that would provide some limited cannabis products to certain qualifying patients in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanians suffering from epilepsy, seizure disorder, PTSD, MS and cancer patients will have limited access to medicinal cannabis products. Senators Mike Folmer (R – Lebanon) and Daylin […]

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Utah has more support than one might suspect for cannabis reform. This article will detail what Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D), District 24 (Minority Assistant Whip), thought about strictly medical marijuana in 2010 (click this link for the original article, published by this writer on 1/27/2010). When originally interviewed on the topic, years before it […]

Letter to the Editor: Let’s Fight the Scourge of Tarragon

Letter to the Editor: Let’s Fight the Scourge of Tarragon

Dear Ladybud Editor: Things change so rapidly in politics.  While we suffer Cannabis Prohibition’s last pangs of rigor mortis, as a culture, we are going to need a new scapegoat.  Might I suggest Tarragon?  What an obnoxious herb. Tarragon has no place in a modern kitchen.  If you use it, you are bound to anger […]

“Evergreen: The Road to Legalization” Documentary Opening in NYC, Denver, Seattle

“Evergreen: The Road to Legalization” Documentary Opening in NYC, Denver, Seattle

NEW YORK CITY – Marijuana documentary “Evergreen: The Road to Legalization” is set to open theatrically at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street) beginning this Friday, June 13. The film is slated for daily screenings at 3:15 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. from June 13 – 19. Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, […]

LEAP’s Bret Black Running for Utah House of Representatives

LEAP’s Bret Black Running for Utah House of Representatives

PHOTO: Utah State Capitol by Scott Catron The cannabis movement is growing far and wide, including the most conservative of places: Utah, where another candidate who supports whole plant cannabis reform has come forward.  Please take a moment to meet Bret Black, candidate for Utah House District 44 (Utah residents can find their home district here.) Bret is a […]

Ed Forchion to Travel Across Country in Weedmobile

Ed Forchion to Travel Across Country in Weedmobile

Ed Forchion is a black man with dreads.  He smokes marijuana. Since long before it was contemporary to say so, Ed has advocated for medical marijuana and outright legalization.   Now, you might imagine, a black man with dreads advocating for smoking marijuana might not go down so well with people in authority, even a few […]

What’s Next in Line for Marijuana Legislation Across the U.S.?

What’s Next in Line for Marijuana Legislation Across the U.S.?

Americans have witnessed substantial changes in marijuana legislation over the last 18 years, since California’s decision to legalize medicinal usage in 1996. But the forward-movement actually began over 40 years ago with Oregon’s decision to decriminalize marijuana in 1973. By 1978, a bevy of states including Alaska, California, Colorado, Mississippi, New York, Nebraska, North Carolina, […]

Utah CARE: Get to Know Your Legislators With a Survey About Cannabis

Utah CARE: Get to Know Your Legislators With a Survey About Cannabis

The subject of cannabis in politics is certainly a hot one for 2014, even throughout Utah. A grassroots organization, Utah CARE – Cannabis Awareness, Reform and Education – has taken the challenge of asking every candidate for each political office their personal opinion regarding whole plant cannabis reform. Thus far, over 200 candidates have been […]