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Arrest of 80-Year-Old Grandma for Expired Card Highlights Issues With Medical Cannabis Laws

Arrest of 80-Year-Old Grandma for Expired Card Highlights Issues With Medical Cannabis Laws

The whole point of medical cannabis programs is to help those with a medical need connect with cannabis legally. Unfortunately, these programs usually have strict conditions for legal possession, cultivation, and use, leaving many people at risk for criminal charges. When state law enforcement choose to go by the letter of the law, rather than […]

What About the Kids? Non-Profit Launches Program For Students with Drug Convictions

What About the Kids? Non-Profit Launches Program For Students with Drug Convictions

When President Johnson signed the Higher Education Act in 1965, he said, “By passing this we bridge the gap between helplessness and hope for educationally deprived children.” The act was intended to give underprivileged children access to education by giving federal money to universities and creating programs like Head Start. Just 30 years later, in 1998, a […]

Pennsylvania Man Crushed with Bulldozer Over 10 Cannabis Plants

Pennsylvania Man Crushed with Bulldozer Over 10 Cannabis Plants

Every year, an unknowable number of people died of the result of cannabis prohibition. There are countless people who have medical conditions whose lives could be extended or improve with cannabis medicines. There are also people who died as the result of attempting to buy, sell or grow cannabis in an unregulated market. Some of […]

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Penalizes Widow in Ski Equipment Death Over THC

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Penalizes Widow in Ski Equipment Death Over THC

In many ways, Colorado has been leading the country and the world into a new age of cannabis legalization. Unfortunately, the number of institutional issues the state has experienced only highlights how deeply entrenched prohibition mentality really is among the general population, as well as the people in positions in power.   The state has […]

Suicide Rates are on the Rise, and Cannabis Could Help Reduce Them

Suicide Rates are on the Rise, and Cannabis Could Help Reduce Them

Content Note: This article discusses suicide and suicidal ideation.   Suicide rates are climbing to a point where officials have begun talking about this as a public health issue, not a mental health issue. In 2016, the most recent year with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 45,000 suicides. That’s […]

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

If there’s any sign that the War on Drugs is a failed endeavor, it’s the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signed off on a cannabis-based drug. While the Attorney General still wants to crack down on cannabis users, growers, and merchants, other federal agencies are actively undermining the prohibition of cannabis. […]

Congrats to Canada for Passing Cannabis Legalization!

Congrats to Canada for Passing Cannabis Legalization!

On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, Canadian Senators made global history by passing a law that made Canada the first G7 nation to legalize the adult recreational use of cannabis. After Representatives passed C-45, also called the Cannabis Act, the Senate also needed to approve the new law. Some activists worried that changes to the Act […]

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Vetoes Cannabis for Autism

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Vetoes Cannabis for Autism

In many ways, Colorado has been leading the nation toward improved cannabis policies. Colorado voters were some of the first to pass a medical cannabis law in 2000, allowing patients with qualifying conditions to access cannabis-based medicines. By passing Amendment 64 in 2012, Colorado became the first state to undo prohibition of cannabis for adult […]

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UPDATE: As of June 16th, 2018, Billy Caldwell has resumed using cannabis medicine. After his admission to the hospital and requests from doctors calling his situation a “medical emergency,” the Home Office delivered the cannabis oil to the facility treating him. Currently, it must be administered by the hospital, and his permit for use will […]

A Few of Ladybud’s Favorite Cannabis and Drug War Books by Women

A Few of Ladybud’s Favorite Cannabis and Drug War Books by Women

Starting & Running a Marijuana Business (Idiot’s Guides) Paperback Author: Debby Goldsberry Debby Goldsberry is a humble titan of the movement and industry who released this lovely primer in June 2017. Though we wish her publisher had used a woman on the cover, the contents are necessary at a pivotal time in pseudo-legalization. Debby, who […]