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Denver Decriminalizes Psilocybin

Denver Decriminalizes Psilocybin

For many drug policy reformers, psychedelic substances like psilocybin from certain mushrooms have only just become an issue have they considered important. Other organizations, like MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) and this publication, Ladybud, have always advocated for the legalization of psychedelics. In fact, we have examined the number of popular psychedelic substances […]

Longest-Serving Cannabis Prisoner Finally Out of Jail

Longest-Serving Cannabis Prisoner Finally Out of Jail

One of the reasons that legal reforms regarding cannabis took so long to enact was that people really didn’t understand the injustice of prohibition before the internet made information more accessible. A lot of people assumed that those who used or sold cannabis would face smaller penalties than those accused of using or selling harder […]

Is  Mexico Moving Toward Cannabis Legalization This Year?

Is Mexico Moving Toward Cannabis Legalization This Year?

Mexico effectively changed its cannabis policy through its Supreme Court late last year. On October 31, 2018, the Mexican Supreme Court reached its fifth ruling regarding recreational cannabis use by adults. The Mexican court system is carefully structured to prevent unusual cases from setting powerful precedent. It was that fifth case where the Mexican Supreme […]

The Munchies Don’t Make You Gain Weight

The Munchies Don’t Make You Gain Weight

One of the most notorious side effects of cannabis consumption has got to be the experience known as the munchies. Some of the active compounds in cannabis stimulate the appetite, while the overall experience of being high can increase someone’s appreciation of the flavors in their food. The result is that those who overindulge in […]

Happy 4/20 From Ladybud!

Happy 4/20 From Ladybud!

Well, it’s that day again! Every year, on April 20th, cannabis lovers all over celebrate their favorite plant. There are festivals, sessions, and parties galore. Many people will celebrate by waking and baking, making some special edibles, or just hanging out with their friends and enjoying a little cannabis. Here at Ladybud, we’re always down […]

School-Age Girls Shouldn’t Have to Worry about Menstrual Products

School-Age Girls Shouldn’t Have to Worry about Menstrual Products

Being a young woman is not easy in the United States. Our culture sexualizes girls even before they reach puberty. We also offer almost no accommodations to young women who experience menarche (their first period). For many, the arrival of their first menstruation is marked by pain, confusion, and embarrassment. As though dealing with the […]

New York City May Ban Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

New York City May Ban Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

One of the most frustrating things about medical cannabis programs and cannabis legalization is that there is still nothing stopping employers from discriminating against people who have medical or personal reasons to use cannabis. Many employers still perform pre-employment drug testing as a way to eliminate the potential hiring a cannabis user for their staff. […]

Minnesota Study Shows Cannabis Relieves Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Minnesota Study Shows Cannabis Relieves Cancer Treatment Side Effects

For decades, people dealing with the pains of cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment told others that they experienced significant relief through leaves of cannabis. It is often anecdote about the relief medical cannabis specifically offered cancer patients that begins to change someone’s mind about the potential medical uses of this plant. However, there […]

Big Fish in Small Ponds Impact Cannabis Access in Too Many States

Big Fish in Small Ponds Impact Cannabis Access in Too Many States

BEvery attempt at legalization of cannabis has had its flaws. Each state has had to develop its own systems for the legal production, sale, cultivation, and consumption of cannabis. Some states have created dispensary systems that operate under tight state control. Others create more of a private marketplace opportunity and allow for both state and […]