marijuana law

Family Law & Cannabis Alliance Announces Groundbreaking Legal Network

Family Law & Cannabis Alliance Announces Groundbreaking Legal Network

Family Law & Cannabis Alliance (FLCA), a national nonprofit organization providing information on Child Protective Services (CPS), family court, and marijuana — and home of the Fifty State Profiles Project — is proud to officially launch its groundbreaking legal network, available at no cost to attorneys and to families throughout the United States. Even in […]

Judge Rules Against Warrantless Search of Medical Marijuana Grow Facility in CA

Judge Rules Against Warrantless Search of Medical Marijuana Grow Facility in CA

Federal District Court Judge Thelton Henderson ruled yesterday that medical marijuana patients have demonstrated a strong likelihood of prevailing at trial on their claim that law enforcement raids in Lake County unconstitutionally violate their Fourth Amendment rights. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed earlier this year in San Francisco federal court, challenging Lake County’s […]

Court Upholds Colorado Cannabis Tax in Self-Incrimination Suit

Court Upholds Colorado Cannabis Tax in Self-Incrimination Suit

On Friday, Ladybud covered the story of Attorney Robert J. Corry, Jr, who was arguing in a preliminary injunction hearing in Denver’s District Court against the state’s tax on cannabis sales and cannabis businesses. The basis of the lawsuit is the Fifth Amendment, specifically the right against self-incrimination. The attorney argued that paying those taxes […]

Issues with Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits in Massachusetts

Issues with Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits in Massachusetts

By M. H. Thanthou More than one month ago the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the winners of 20 provisional license holders for the state’s first medical marijuana dispensaries. However, no one has an actual operating license yet, and the whole system seems to be in quite a bit of trouble. Last week House […]

In the News: Racism and Marijuana Prohibition

In the News: Racism and Marijuana Prohibition

PHOTO: Chuck Grimmett, Creative Commons The surge of attention marijuana has seen over the last year has been monumental. People are fighting for their rights, demanding access to medication, and protesting jail time over a plant. Women are starting to understand their pivotal role in the success of marijuana legalization by reclaiming their identities as […]

Why a Pissed Off DEA Director is a Good Thing

Why a Pissed Off DEA Director is a Good Thing

IMAGE: Mickey Martin Michele M. Leonhart, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) had some nasty words about President Obama’s recent statements on marijuana’s relative health risks and disparities in its enforcement at a recent meeting of the National Sheriff’s Association. While video or transcripts have yet to emerge, some law enforcement veterans expressed surprise […]

Rhetorical Question: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Rhetorical Question: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

The internet, from entertainment personalities to politicians, from news outlets to blogs, social websites and beyond, are ablaze with the provocative question: Should cannabis be legal? Simply Stated: The short answer to this morphing, deceptively simple question is emphatically and unequivocally, YES. More Specifically: This seemingly uncomplicated question actually requires a thoughtful and emotive personal response worthy of […]

Cannabis for Bipolar

Cannabis for Bipolar

PHOTO: Ben Reynal, Creative Commons Trigger Warning: This article discusses depression, violence, & Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). What could possibly cause a mother to give a bong filled with marijuana to her 10-year-old daughter?  Simply put, to save the lives of all her children. Cannabis has been proven to be an effective treatment for many physical and […]