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Our Towns Don’t Need Tanks

Our Towns Don’t Need Tanks

This past week I have watched both the print and television media’s response to the death of Michael Brown and the ensuing riots in Ferguson. For the first time, the mainstream media has finally started to question the militarization of law enforcement and its impact on our communities. My question is: What took you so long? […]

Diane Goldstein Participating In Twitter Chat About Opiods

Diane Goldstein Participating In Twitter Chat About Opiods

Although addiction to prescription medications is a serious health issue currently, there is still such social stigma attached to drug use (including prescription drug abuse and opiod addictions) that many people do not understand the severity of this public health issue. Thankfully, there are many brave people who are speaking up about opiod addiction, opiod […]

Produce Fresh from Jail: Salt Lake City’s Prison Horticulture Program

Produce Fresh from Jail: Salt Lake City’s Prison Horticulture Program

Gardening is a well known therapeutic, and luckily for some inmates at the Salt Lake County Jail, they are allowed to participate in a special horticulture program which teaches the joys of planting, maintaining and harvesting a garden in the ever-changing Utah climate. Citizens are encouraged to attend tours of the garden offered by the […]

Drug Policy Alliance Announces Legalization Status Report

Drug Policy Alliance Announces Legalization Status Report

  Six months have passed since Colorado’s law legalizing cannabis for adult recreational use went into effect, and people all around the world are wondering what kind of real-world impact the new law has had on the state of Colorado. The Drug Policy Alliance announced on Tuesday that they will be holding  a press teleconference […]

Pushing Back Against Pushing Back Against Marijuana

Pushing Back Against Pushing Back Against Marijuana

On the first day of the Fourth World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm this month, Kevin Sabet from Project SAM posted a slide that listed things that “we must push back against” when discussing marijuana legalization. Of the five bullet points, the third one stated “Marijuana Legalization = Social Justice.” What Sabet is asking is for […]

LEAP’s Bret Black Running for Utah House of Representatives

LEAP’s Bret Black Running for Utah House of Representatives

PHOTO: Utah State Capitol by Scott Catron The cannabis movement is growing far and wide, including the most conservative of places: Utah, where another candidate who supports whole plant cannabis reform has come forward.  Please take a moment to meet Bret Black, candidate for Utah House District 44 (Utah residents can find their home district here.) Bret is a […]

Reform Report: Second Annual Southern Cannabis Reform Conference in Atlanta

Reform Report: Second Annual Southern Cannabis Reform Conference in Atlanta

The 2nd annual Southern Cannabis Reform conference was held in Atlanta on March 22nd.  The South is often thought of as caboose of cannabis reform; however, there are still positive strides in reform being made in Georgia and though out the southern United States. Activists in the South face extreme social and political conservatism when […]

Save Law Enforcement & Just End the Drug War Already

Save Law Enforcement & Just End the Drug War Already

In earlier columns, I have written about unconstitutional body cavity searches. The previous incidents occurred in Texas, but as in all trends, both good and bad, we are now seeing occurrences in other states as well. No longer is it just women that are being victimized, but men as well. Since last July because of lawsuits […]

Drug War Addict of The Year

Drug War Addict of The Year

Richard Blackwell famously started the “Ten Worst Dressed Women List” years ago to create a media furor around fashion design. Given the media’s attention to a subject that is frankly trivial, maybe we can redirect them this year to my “Drug War Addict of The Year” award. This title can be won either by an […]

Tis the Time for End of Year Giving

Tis the Time for End of Year Giving

Here at Ladybud Magazine, it is no secret that we want the Drug War to end. However, we are not just interested in that form of human rights progress alone — we care about all kinds of things! There are only two days to contribute for 2013 to organizations that work hard to create a […]