marijuana prohibition

Cannabis Kids: Tiny Icons for the End of Prohibition

Cannabis Kids: Tiny Icons for the End of Prohibition

There are numerous reasons why the prohibition of cannabis is a colossal catastrophe:  thousands killed fighting over black market profits, millions arrested, decimating our minority communities, and billions in agribusiness lost because our farmers can’t grow hemp.  Sadly, these tragic circumstances seem to fall on deaf ears as far as the public and our policy […]

Show-Me Cannabis Repeal Day Party

Show-Me Cannabis Repeal Day Party

  Friday, December 5th, is the anniversary of the day that alcohol prohibition was repealed in 1933. This year, Show-Me Cannabis is hosting a Repeal Day Party, in the hopes that celebrating the end of one socially destructive prohibition will help speed up the end of modern cannabis prohibition. Ladybud readers in the St. Louis, […]

New York City Decriminalization of Cannabis Begins Today

New York City Decriminalization of Cannabis Begins Today

Beginning today, November 19th, 2014, the possession of 25 grams of less of cannabis in the city of New York, New York will be punishable by a court summons instead of arrest and a misdemeanor charge. For a city long notorious for its racially biased stop and frisk practices, this shift in policy could be […]

Want to Decrease BHO Explosions? Legalize Cannabis Extracts!

Want to Decrease BHO Explosions? Legalize Cannabis Extracts!

The headlines are rather inflammatory: “Police:Marijuana Wax Can Be Explosive,” “Hash Oil Lab Fires A Growing, Explosive Threat In Contra Costa County,” and even the simple “Hash Oil Explosion Leaves at Least 2 Critically Burned.” The fear-mongering about hash oil explosions has been going on for a while, but the tone remains as hysterical as […]

Yes on 64, NO on 67: Pot & Personhood in Colorado

Yes on 64, NO on 67: Pot & Personhood in Colorado

You made history voting Yes on 64 in 2012. Here’s why you should vote No on 67 in 2014. Colorado voters made headlines at the polls two years ago when the passage of ballot initiative Amendment 64 made recreational marijuana legal for adults over the age of 21. The vote heralded a new era in […]

The Culture High: Follow Up to ‘The Union’ to be Released Oct. 17

The Culture High: Follow Up to ‘The Union’ to be Released Oct. 17

The makers of the critically acclaimed “The Union” bring you the profound exploration of one of the most prolific wars of our time. The Culture High is the riveting story that tears into the very fiber of modern day marijuana prohibition to reveal the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support […]

THEATRE REVIEW:  “Yes Weed Can” At Second City Hollywood

THEATRE REVIEW: “Yes Weed Can” At Second City Hollywood

“Yes Weed Can” is a musical comedy packed with big laughs and upbeat hilarious songs, but it’s not your typical stoner fare. You will leave the theater with an education in the ridiculous history of marijuana prohibition in America (and sore abs). Writers Shawn Handlon & Jaime Moyer weave hilarious historical flashbacks throughout the main […]

Illegal Medicine: The Struggle of A Southern Medical Marijuana Activist

Illegal Medicine: The Struggle of A Southern Medical Marijuana Activist

I find it surreal, this world I live in…a world that feels like a dream of how the future is not supposed to be. Ours is a world full of people who are suffering, living with pain that could be eased by a plant… a simple, beautiful flower. But they may not be allowed to […]

NORML Launches Business Network

NORML Launches Business Network

NORML has been fighting for nearly half a century to replace our nation’s overreaching, under-serving and (by any objective measure) disastrous marijuana laws with a sensible, regulated retail system – and in 2014, real change is finally upon us.  The effective launch of Colorado and Washington State’s new cannabis market is a clear indication that […]