legalization

Hawaii Just Decriminalized Cannabis Possession

Hawaii Just Decriminalized Cannabis Possession

It’s official! The bill recently passed by Hawaiian legislators decriminalizing small amounts of cannabis, HB 1383, will go into effect as law on January 11th, 2020. Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 was the deadline for the Hawaiian governor to take steps to either sign or veto the bill that would decriminalize cannabis. As he did neither, […]

States With Full Legalization See Teen Cannabis Use Drop 8%

States With Full Legalization See Teen Cannabis Use Drop 8%

Research published just today affirms what we have been saying here at Ladybud for some time. Teenagers use cannabis less when the stigma surrounding cannabis from prohibition goes away and they see their parents and grandparents enjoying the plant. Not only does it play less into teenage rebellion when it’s legal, but it is also […]

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 […]

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 […]

Legalization Stalls in New Jersey; Lawmakers Eye Medical Expansion

Legalization Stalls in New Jersey; Lawmakers Eye Medical Expansion

After months of seemingly uncontested momentum, cannabis legalization has started to slow on the East Coast. At the beginning of 2019, politicians and activists alike were enthusiastic about the prospects of adult recreational cannabis legalization in both New York and New Jersey. Everyone was most focused on which one would pass their legalization bill first. […]

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 […]

Do Cannabis College Courses Potentially Benefit Students?

Do Cannabis College Courses Potentially Benefit Students?

earning to do extracts in chemistry class A few years ago, it wasn’t unusual for you to find the average cannabis worker who acknowledged their career path online listed that their education came from the School of Hard Knocks on social media. However, in the next few years, it is possible, if not likely, that […]

MAPS Study on Cannabis for PTSD Finally Concludes

MAPS Study on Cannabis for PTSD Finally Concludes

The research conducted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has been a major driving factor for changing drug policies in the United States. MAPS is an incredible organization that has been working to break down the barriers of prohibition since well before the cause was “cool.” The completion of their most recent controlled […]

Oregon Senator Files Federal Bill S. 420 for Federal Legalization

Oregon Senator Files Federal Bill S. 420 for Federal Legalization

In a move that seems to have at least some support among federal politicians, Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, filed a proposal for the legalization of cannabis under the number 420 on Thursday, February 7th, 2019. While the tactic may feel like a gimmick, S. 420 has language that could deschedule cannabis and […]