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UPDATED NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

UPDATED NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

Federal Legislation: Federal: Congress Attempts to Undermine District of Columbia’s Decriminalization Law Federal: Measure Introduced to Form National Commission on Federal Marijuana Policy Federal: Senate: Vote Remains Pending On House Approved Budget Amendment to Defund Medical Marijuana Raids Federal: Measure Introduced to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Federal: Bipartisan Coalition of Lawmakers Introduce ‘Respect State Marijuana […]

NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

In response to the flood of cannabis, hemp, and medical marijuana bills proposed this year, NORML has compiled a massive Take Action list to help cannabis enthusiasts and activists ensure they are being heard on measures in their area! Current Action Alerts Federal Legislation: Federal: Congress Attempts to Undermine District of Columbia’s Decriminalization Law Federal: […]

Is Hawaii Gearing up for a Green Rush?

Is Hawaii Gearing up for a Green Rush?

Recently, both Oregon and Alaska activists announced that citizens in their respective states will be voting on full adult recreational cannabis legalization ballot initiatives this fall. It looks like another, much more tropical destination in the United States is considering the impact that cannabis legalization could have on the state. That’s right, Ladybud readers, Hawaii […]

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

PHOTO: K. Garbutt At the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws website, one can find state-by-state bills, laws, legal representation, current polls, research and other data. Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to […]

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, […]

Why No Parent Should Support CBD-only Legislation

Why No Parent Should Support CBD-only Legislation

There has been an explosion of newly proposed legislation on CBD-rich cannabis extracts, the type of medical marijuana featured as a treatment for epilepsy in Sanjay Gupta’s “Weed” special in the summer of 2013. Parents fighting for the lives of their epileptic children are desperate for treatment that works, and the power with which these […]

Cannabis Prohibition — American Criminal Justice’s Feeder

Cannabis Prohibition — American Criminal Justice’s Feeder

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine There is no greater symptom of America’s failed war on some drugs than the continued prohibition of cannabis. With approximately 1:7 Americans illegally using the sacred herb (1:4 young people between the age of 15-25), no other greater impetus for law enforcement to invade citizens’ private spaces than in pursuit of […]

Hemp Hemp Hurray: Vote Hemp 2013 Year-End Wrap-Up

Hemp Hemp Hurray: Vote Hemp 2013 Year-End Wrap-Up

PHOTO: Theodor von Hörmann (1840–1895) ‘Retting Raw Hemp’ oil painting We’re huge fans of the folks at Vote Hemp. There are only a few hours left in 2013 to do some year-end giving and since hemp is one of our all-time favorite things on this Spaceship Earth, we invite you to get to know the wonderful organization […]

Edward Snowden: Why You Should Know His Name

Edward Snowden: Why You Should Know His Name

by Amber Noël Sunday, June 9th the Guardian posted yet another article on the ongoing exposure of the overwhelming National Security Administration’s (NSA) PRISM program. This time it was not just a piece about the NSA, but about the whistleblower behind the leak, Edward Snowden. Snowden is a 29-year-old infrastructure analyst who, until recently, worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, […]