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Suicide Rates are on the Rise, and Cannabis Could Help Reduce Them

Suicide Rates are on the Rise, and Cannabis Could Help Reduce Them

Content Note: This article discusses suicide and suicidal ideation.   Suicide rates are climbing to a point where officials have begun talking about this as a public health issue, not a mental health issue. In 2016, the most recent year with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 45,000 suicides. That’s […]

Oklahoma Becomes 31st State To Pass a Medical Cannabis Law

Oklahoma Becomes 31st State To Pass a Medical Cannabis Law

On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018, registered voters in Oklahoma got to weigh in on a number of important decisions. One of them, State Question 788, would create a new section of law, Section 420 of Title 63, legalizing cannabis for medical reasons. This vote was a historical moment, the end result of years of activism […]

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

If there’s any sign that the War on Drugs is a failed endeavor, it’s the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signed off on a cannabis-based drug. While the Attorney General still wants to crack down on cannabis users, growers, and merchants, other federal agencies are actively undermining the prohibition of cannabis. […]

Congrats to Canada for Passing Cannabis Legalization!

Congrats to Canada for Passing Cannabis Legalization!

On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, Canadian Senators made global history by passing a law that made Canada the first G7 nation to legalize the adult recreational use of cannabis. After Representatives passed C-45, also called the Cannabis Act, the Senate also needed to approve the new law. Some activists worried that changes to the Act […]

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Vetoes Cannabis for Autism

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Vetoes Cannabis for Autism

In many ways, Colorado has been leading the nation toward improved cannabis policies. Colorado voters were some of the first to pass a medical cannabis law in 2000, allowing patients with qualifying conditions to access cannabis-based medicines. By passing Amendment 64 in 2012, Colorado became the first state to undo prohibition of cannabis for adult […]

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 […]

A Few of Ladybud’s Favorite Cannabis and Drug War Books by Women

A Few of Ladybud’s Favorite Cannabis and Drug War Books by Women

Starting & Running a Marijuana Business (Idiot’s Guides) Paperback Author: Debby Goldsberry Debby Goldsberry is a humble titan of the movement and industry who released this lovely primer in June 2017. Though we wish her publisher had used a woman on the cover, the contents are necessary at a pivotal time in pseudo-legalization. Debby, who […]

Canadian Senate To Vote Today on Bill C45 to Legalize Cannabis

Canadian Senate To Vote Today on Bill C45 to Legalize Cannabis

Here in the United States, there’s a lot we can learn from our friendly neighbors to the north. Today, Thursday June 7th, 2018, Canadian lawmakers will vote on whether or not to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use. Polling seems to indicate strong support, so it looks like national legalization for Canada could be right […]

People Are Now Using Cannabis as a Workout Supplement

People Are Now Using Cannabis as a Workout Supplement

  For years, professional athletes have faced routine and random drug screenings inn order to compete. In addition to looking for performance-enhancing drugs, like steroids or synthetic hormones, these tests also screened for other drugs. Cannabis is almost always included on the list of substances that athletes face testing for during and after big competitions. […]

Memorial Day: Remembering the Veterans Who Die at Home, As Well As During Duty

Memorial Day: Remembering the Veterans Who Die at Home, As Well As During Duty

Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States intended to celebrate the lives, deaths and sacrifices of military service members who gave their all. At it’s root, Memorial Day is meant to be a day of remembrance for those who died during active duty. However, it’s important to remember that not all veterans who […]