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Cannabis Industry Advocates & Business Owners Brainstorm with Boston City Councilors

Cannabis Industry Advocates & Business Owners Brainstorm with Boston City Councilors

The Boston City Council’s Committee on Jobs, Wages & Workforce Development held a working session on December 6 to discuss recommendations the city can make regarding equitable ownership of marijuana businesses. Industry experts, advocates and business owners participated in three panels, and produced a variety of ideas that the Council will present to the state […]

Powerful Women to Book for Cannabis & Drug Policy Reform Events

Powerful Women to Book for Cannabis & Drug Policy Reform Events

In the era of basic dime-a-dozen get-rich-quick-off-marijuana-conferences that seem to be taking place at any given moment, I recommend those of us with skills to offer cut our losses and start our own goddamn conferences with more interesting lineups.  Over the past few years, I had the great honor of meeting talented people around the […]

Shaming Addicts Does Not Help Them

Shaming Addicts Does Not Help Them

Recently, there was a huge social media trending storm about two adults who had nodded out after using drugs in the front of their car while a child sat in the back strapped to their seat. Instead of trying to help them get medical treatment and assist the child by removing him from a traumatic situation, an officer […]

Drug Policy Reform Advocates Speak, Change Hearts in West Michigan

Drug Policy Reform Advocates Speak, Change Hearts in West Michigan

Last week Thursday, I had the immense pleasure of hearing two inspirational world-changers speak at a local venue in my hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Major Neill Franklin (Ret.), the Executive Director for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and Ethan Nadelmann from the Drug Policy Alliance spoke to a full house at the Wealthy Street Theatre […]

How to Make Your Cannabusiness Attractive to Lady Professionals

How to Make Your Cannabusiness Attractive to Lady Professionals

Women are having a moment in the cannabis industry. With networking groups like Women Grow and MJBA Women’s Alliance paving the way for female leaders, and popular publications counting down the most prominent women in marijuana, it’s clear that the era of a male-dominated industry will soon be going the way of prohibition. While much […]

Yes on 64, NO on 67: Pot & Personhood in Colorado

Yes on 64, NO on 67: Pot & Personhood in Colorado

You made history voting Yes on 64 in 2012. Here’s why you should vote No on 67 in 2014. Colorado voters made headlines at the polls two years ago when the passage of ballot initiative Amendment 64 made recreational marijuana legal for adults over the age of 21. The vote heralded a new era in […]

Little Girl with Dravet Syndrome Dies While Waiting for Cannabis

Little Girl with Dravet Syndrome Dies While Waiting for Cannabis

Another little girl in the state of New York has passed away while waiting for safe access to cannabis. Anna Conte, a nine-year-old who suffered from Dravet Syndrome, passed away last week and was laid to rest yesterday. Her mother, Wendy Conte, was a part of the movement to pass the New York State medical […]

White House Says Cannabis is a State Issue, DC Decriminalizes

White House Says Cannabis is a State Issue, DC Decriminalizes

Ladybud has been following the political situation in Washington DC surrounding their recent decriminalization law and attempts to legalize. Many residents and politicians from the District of Columbia have been crying foul as a state representative from outside the District has moved to block the implementation of their decriminalization law. All residents have been encouraged […]