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Texas Lawmakers Redefined Cannabis, Causing Prosecutors Problems

Texas Lawmakers Redefined Cannabis, Causing Prosecutors Problems

Thanks in part to the increasing interest in CBD products, many businesses have been eager to profit off of non-psychoactive cannabis. Their interest has certainly expanded beyond states with recreational and comprehensive medical cannabis programs. Many companies are now selling CBD in all 50 states. However, businesses and CBD users alike have run into a […]

Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements

Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements

People involved with cannabis have long stated that the most dangerous thing you can do with cannabis is get caught with it. Millions of Americans have learned that difficult lesson over the last few decades courtesy of the War on Drugs. After all, cannabis isn’t physically addictive, although some people may struggle with psychological or […]

Florida Cannabis Activists Push Back Against Suppression Tactics

Florida Cannabis Activists Push Back Against Suppression Tactics

The fact that most politicians in the United States are self-serving scuzzbags won’t surprise anyone with eyeballs or a pulse. However, sometimes politicians do things that are so corrupt that it’s hard to look past it. That is certainly the case with a recent attempt by Florida state lawmakers to stymie the political will of […]

Oregon Lawmakers Eye Solutions for Excess Cannabis Supply

Oregon Lawmakers Eye Solutions for Excess Cannabis Supply

It sounds like a cannabis lover’s dream scenario: a market so saturated with legal, high-quality cannabis that growers can’t even find a way to sell it anymore. Prices drop out, making it easier than ever for those who enjoy cannabis or who use it for medical purposes to safely and affordably access the cannabis plant. […]

The House Just Passed A Bill With a Rider Protecting Legal Cannabis

The House Just Passed A Bill With a Rider Protecting Legal Cannabis

Here at Ladybud, we have often reported on exciting moments, such as when lawmakers at the state and federal level introduce or pass specific legislation intended to legalize cannabis. However, many times, the biggest political moves don’t occur as independent legislation or laws of their own. Sweeping legal changes can often occur as the result […]

China Isn’t a Fan of Cannabis Legalization

China Isn’t a Fan of Cannabis Legalization

In a lot of ways, United States influenced international policy on cannabis. In fact, given that the United States effectively began prohibiting cannabis in 1937, China’s cannabis prohibition, which started in 1985, is far newer. One could argue that the American prohibition of cannabis was one of the reasons that China eventually outlawed the plant. […]

Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Compassion is one thing the cannabis industry was initially built upon, at least in the early days before recreational sales and profits took precedence over patients.  In Washington state, for example, did you know that dispensaries “may donate product to qualifying patients or designated providers who hold a valid recognition card” according to WAC 314-55-155? […]

Federal Appeals Court Orders Action On Cannabis’ Status

Federal Appeals Court Orders Action On Cannabis’ Status

Many cannabis activists felt extreme disappointment when the 2017 legal case brought by the parents of Alexis Bortell, U.S. Army veteran José Belén, and several other medical cannabis activists got thrown out of court. Essentially, the courts ruled that the activists involved had not made enough efforts to remedy the issue of how the government […]

You Could Buy Legal Weed in Illinois As Soon as January 1, 2020

You Could Buy Legal Weed in Illinois As Soon as January 1, 2020

Illinois lawmakers helped the state make history on Friday, May 31st, 2019. The state of Illinois became the first to legalize adult recreational cannabis via legislature when lawmakers finally passed a legalization bill. Although the bill has not taken effect yet, pending the promised signature of Illinois governor, there is no reason to believe at […]

States with Medical Cannabis Use Fewer Opioid Drugs

States with Medical Cannabis Use Fewer Opioid Drugs

In an analysis of opioid use to be published this August in a medical journal, researchers found that many patients will turn to cannabis instead of opioids if given the option. This news is anything but for activists, who have long pointed out that the pain-relieving abilities of cannabis, as well as its ability to […]