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The Underground, Part 4: A Review of Scholarly Literature About Women and Weed

The Underground, Part 4: A Review of Scholarly Literature About Women and Weed

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of Brandie Wilson’s series, The Underground. It is a sociological analysis of the role of women in the underground cannabis economy of Humboldt County and Northern California. The first article in the series can be viewed here,   the second installment can be viewed here and the third part […]

Feds Won’t Stop Native Americans  Growing, Selling Pot in Sovereign Tribal Territories

Feds Won’t Stop Native Americans Growing, Selling Pot in Sovereign Tribal Territories

Yesterday, the U.S. Justice Department announced a dramatic departure from standing cannabis prohibition policy: as long as they comply with federal guidelines put in place for states with recreational cannabis legalization or medical marijuana programs, Native American tribes can grow and sell cannabis on their sovereign territories (also referred to as reservations). Mirroring the 2013 […]

The Underground Part 2: A Review of Non-Scholarly Literature about Women in Weed

The Underground Part 2: A Review of Non-Scholarly Literature about Women in Weed

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of Brandie Wilson’s series, The Underground. It is a sociological analysis of the role of women in the underground cannabis economy of Humboldt County and Northern California. The first installment in the series can be read here. The majority of publicized information, discussion, and research regarding marijuana is […]

Golden Girls Go Green

Golden Girls Go Green

Representing the older generation of ladies joining the cannabis crusade, three Washington state grandmothers agree to try marijuana for the first time in this video posted yesterday by YouTuber, Cut Video. In less than 24 hours it has allowed over 5 million viewers to experience what it might be like to teach Grandma how to […]

Federal Court Hearing on Marijuana Prohibition Today

Federal Court Hearing on Marijuana Prohibition Today

For the first time since the 1970s, defendants in a cannabis-related criminal case are being allowed to present new scientific and medical studies as part of their defense in a federal trial in California that begins today. Starting today and for the next three days, U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller will be holding a hearing […]

Illinois Adds Epilepsy to List of Qualifying Conditions

Illinois Adds Epilepsy to List of Qualifying Conditions

This week has already seen two more medical cannabis stories coming from Illinois, and they’re both positive pieces of news. Last week, Ladybud covered the story of the establishment of rules for the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program in the state, which should allow for medical sales of cannabis by early 2015. This week, there have […]