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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. […]

Maine Could Soon Finalize Legal Cannabis Rules

Maine Could Soon Finalize Legal Cannabis Rules

Sometimes, the legal process of changing laws can be iceberg slow in its progress. Although you know it’s moving, it sometimes seems like it is not at all. There is no question that individuals in Maine who voted to legalize recreational cannabis in 2016 are feeling that glacial pace of their state’s legalization at the […]

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 […]

Researchers Will Study How Cannabis Use Impacts Pregnancy

Researchers Will Study How Cannabis Use Impacts Pregnancy

Movies and television shows like to use morning sickness from pregnancy as some sort of punchline. A pregnant female character may vomit unexpectedly as a means of obtaining a round of laughter from the audience. However, for many women, the experience of morning sickness is far from amusing. It can persist through all nine months […]

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 […]

Ohio Could Add Depression, Anxiety As Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis

Ohio Could Add Depression, Anxiety As Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis

One of the most frustrating things about state-by-state medical cannabis legalization is the fact that different states approve medical patients for vastly different medical conditions. Patient who qualify in one state may not qualify in another. Some states are incredibly restrictive, only allowing cannabis access for the most severe of illnesses. Others are more liberal, […]

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 […]