law enforcement

Are Increased Cannabis Arrests a Sign That Legalization Doesn’t Work?

Are Increased Cannabis Arrests a Sign That Legalization Doesn’t Work?

One of the many reasons that people who support social justice want to move toward legal cannabis policies is because people of color have disproportionately born the burden of prohibition throughout the War on Drugs. In different states and cities, rates vary, but in general, individuals of Hispanic or African-American backgrounds are several times more […]

National Expungement Week Could Help Those With Minor Convictions Move On

National Expungement Week Could Help Those With Minor Convictions Move On

The Equality First Alliance has a primary focus of addressing the civil injustice that has resulted from the War on Drugs here in the United States. Here at Ladybud, we have previously covered many topics that examine the overlap between social justice and the War on Drugs. For example, people of color, as well as […]

One in Seven U.S. Adults Used Cannabis Last Year, and The World Didn’t End

One in Seven U.S. Adults Used Cannabis Last Year, and The World Didn’t End

Politicians, law enforcement officials, and other people whose careers are entangled with cannabis prohibition have long warned that legalization would result in rising rates of use. Well, it turns out they were right. A recent study has shown that thanks to cannabis legalization, roughly one in seven adults in the United States used cannabis in […]

It’s Possible There May Soon Be an Accurate Roadside Cannabis Breath Test

It’s Possible There May Soon Be an Accurate Roadside Cannabis Breath Test

The idea of a cannabis breathalyzer often makes cannabis users terrified or angry. Many will immediately point to the fact that different users have different tolerances. The amount of cannabis that might make one person impaired might be a baseline dose for another. There is no medically or scientifically accepted standard cutoff dose for impairment […]

Arrest of 80-Year-Old Grandma for Expired Card Highlights Issues With Medical Cannabis Laws

Arrest of 80-Year-Old Grandma for Expired Card Highlights Issues With Medical Cannabis Laws

The whole point of medical cannabis programs is to help those with a medical need connect with cannabis legally. Unfortunately, these programs usually have strict conditions for legal possession, cultivation, and use, leaving many people at risk for criminal charges. When state law enforcement choose to go by the letter of the law, rather than […]

Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering Results in 900 Citations and Arrests

Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering Results in 900 Citations and Arrests

Here at Ladybud, we’ve covered the Rainbow Family of Living Light in the past, mostly because of the hysterical response of Utah government employees about a previous Rainbow Gathering in their state. Overall, we support the mission of this non-organization that wants to spread love and an appreciation for the natural world. For those who […]

Pennsylvania Man Crushed with Bulldozer Over 10 Cannabis Plants

Pennsylvania Man Crushed with Bulldozer Over 10 Cannabis Plants

Every year, an unknowable number of people died of the result of cannabis prohibition. There are countless people who have medical conditions whose lives could be extended or improve with cannabis medicines. There are also people who died as the result of attempting to buy, sell or grow cannabis in an unregulated market. Some of […]

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UPDATE: As of June 16th, 2018, Billy Caldwell has resumed using cannabis medicine. After his admission to the hospital and requests from doctors calling his situation a “medical emergency,” the Home Office delivered the cannabis oil to the facility treating him. Currently, it must be administered by the hospital, and his permit for use will […]

Manhattan DA Ending Possession Charge Prosecutions to Reduce Racial Disparity

Manhattan DA Ending Possession Charge Prosecutions to Reduce Racial Disparity

In an exciting move that could lead others to follow, the district attorney in Manhattan announced that his office intends to mostly end prosecutions related to marijuana possession or smoking. Of course, they aren’t stopped these prosecutions overnight. The DA, Cyrus Vance Jr., claims that his office will halt cases related to marijuana possession or […]

Great Lakes State Takes Great Step Toward Legalization

Great Lakes State Takes Great Step Toward Legalization

It’s progress that has been a long time coming. Support for legalized cannabis has been growing among Michigan voters for years, but in 2018, they will finally have a chance to vote on it. The signatures associated with a ballot initiative were finally approved by the Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers in a unanimous vote. […]