drug war

Memorial Day: Remembering the Veterans Who Die at Home, As Well As During Duty

Memorial Day: Remembering the Veterans Who Die at Home, As Well As During Duty

Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States intended to celebrate the lives, deaths and sacrifices of military service members who gave their all. At it’s root, Memorial Day is meant to be a day of remembrance for those who died during active duty. However, it’s important to remember that not all veterans who […]

Lawmakers in the United States Lag Well Behind Their Constituents on Pot

Lawmakers in the United States Lag Well Behind Their Constituents on Pot

No one every claimed that the democratic process was inherently fast, but it sometimes seems to take forever. In the eyes of the law, a few decades is almost meaningless. However, in the eyes of the public, two decades is enough time to change things completely. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research […]

Good Guys with a Badge: LEAP Applauds Brave Speakers Pushing for Reform

Good Guys with a Badge: LEAP Applauds Brave Speakers Pushing for Reform

At Ladybud, we’ve always been big fans of the mission of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). This organization provides a valuable platform for the dedicated people who have spent their professional lives protecting and serving their communities. In January of 2017, LEAP changed their name from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition to the Law Enforcement Action […]

Support the Annual Parents 4 Pot Holiday Gift Drive

Support the Annual Parents 4 Pot Holiday Gift Drive

Feature photo: ‘Tiny Weed’ by Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine It’s time again for the Parents 4 Pot Holiday Drive which benefits the families of prisoners incarcerated for cannabis. In addition, the annual drive also benefits the families of cannabis activists who are also patients and activists in need. This is the fourth year that P4P has […]

In Honor of Mickey Martin: Our Fearless and Beloved Cannabis Warrior

In Honor of Mickey Martin: Our Fearless and Beloved Cannabis Warrior

  Dedicated cannabis and anti-drug war activist, Mickey Martin, passed away on June 20, 2017 of a heart attack at his home. To those who were close to him, this was a horrific punch to the solar plexus and to our collective work. He was gone suddenly in his early 40’s and far too soon […]

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 […]

poem: the jailer

poem: the jailer

the text from the jailer says need alcohol so we meet at the bar at the top of the hotel you know he says over his scotch glass they wanted me to drug test my employees so I told them I have absolute trust with my officers if I ask them to piss in a […]

An Open Letter to Those Who Oppose Cannabis Clothes

An Open Letter to Those Who Oppose Cannabis Clothes

When a friend posted this piece about cannabis clothes on Facebook that originally appeared at the blog for Pick & Mix Seeds, I began formulating a response by the time I reached the end of the first paragraph. The story in question is actually an open letter “to those who wear cannabis clothes” and it really […]

OPINION: Millennials and the Drug War

OPINION: Millennials and the Drug War

Millennials are a generation of their own. They have been defined in about a hundred different ways from ‘entitled brats’ to ‘driven underdogs’. More members in the age bracket are living at home than ever before, likely as a result of crushing student debt and poor economic opportunities. Millennials are thought of as tech savvy, […]

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: Tipping Point May 8-9 FREE Conference Riverside, CA

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: Tipping Point May 8-9 FREE Conference Riverside, CA

Tipping Point 2015 is a free 2 day reentry law conference and community building forum for legal service providers, advocates, community members, and formerly incarcerated people. The first day of the conference will bring expert panelists with a focus on best practices and remedies available to help formerly incarcerated people overcome barriers to reentry. The second day […]