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Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Recreational Cannabis a Fifth Time

Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Recreational Cannabis a Fifth Time

There is a popular saying that the third time is the charm. However, when it comes to the Mexican judicial system, the fifth ruling by the Mexican Supreme Court is the charm. In some ways, this multiple-case system makes more sense than single case precedent changing national law, as it often does in the United […]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Big is the Drug Trade?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Big is the Drug Trade?

Did you know that estimates indicate the United States consumes as much as 40% of the world’s illicit drugs? Or that Pablo Escobar wrote off businesses losses from rats chewing on his giant bags of money? A recently published inforgraphic, available on the Top Criminal Justice Schools website, shows some interesting facts about the global […]

LABOR DAY: Recuerden La Guerra Sucia, Los Femicidios/ Remember The Dirty War, The Femicides

LABOR DAY: Recuerden La Guerra Sucia, Los Femicidios/ Remember The Dirty War, The Femicides

PHOTO: Ni Una Mas/ Not One More. The femicides of Ciudad Juarez have been memorialized by pink crosses. Approximately 1,500 womyn, mostly maquiladora workers, have gone missing in the border town since the nineties.  by Anessa Anchondo-Rivera and Nubia Legarda This Labor Day, we would like for you to join us in honoring and remembering […]

Retired State Police Officer Leading Charge to End Drug Prohibition

Retired State Police Officer Leading Charge to End Drug Prohibition

PHOTO: Ed Roper Photography Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is a 5,000-member organization, with 75,000 public supporters, representing cops, judges, prosecutors, FBI/DEA agents and prison wardens who want to legalize and regulate all drugs after witnessing the horrors and injustices of the War on Drugs. Neill Franklin, LEAP’s Executive Director was in Philadelphia last week to speak […]

Texas Abortion Bill Marginalizes Rural, Poor And Women Of Color

Texas Abortion Bill Marginalizes Rural, Poor And Women Of Color

by Anessa Anchondo-Rivera On July 8, I was fortunate to travel from my home in El Paso, to Austin, an eight-hour drive, to witness the Texas State Senate hearings on reproductive health care access in my state. The mood was very intense, the senate floor was full so I sat in a viewing room for most […]

International Summit On Cannabis Brings US Cannabis Industry And Former Mexican President Together

International Summit On Cannabis Brings US Cannabis Industry And Former Mexican President Together

PHOTO: Memorials in Mexico from deaths resulting from Drug War policy. A little after high noon a press conference for the “International Summit on Cannabis” began as Harborside Health Center CEO and recent federal cause célèbre, Steve DeAngelo, welcomed the rather thin turnout of media assembled in one of the ballrooms at the venerable Sir […]

MIXOLOGY: Tijuana’s Mission 20

MIXOLOGY: Tijuana’s Mission 20

PHOTO: The Martini Tamarindo. Ingredients: vodka, sal de chile piquin, espuma de coco, tamarindo y pina (vodka, piquin chile salt, coconut foam, tamarind and pineapple)  *We at Ladybud do not judge responsible alcohol users.  Tijuana has gotten a bad rap. For years it has been known as San Diego, California’s dirty little sister just south of the […]

Mormon Mom Thrown in Mexican Prison for Failing to Bribe Judge

Mormon Mom Thrown in Mexican Prison for Failing to Bribe Judge

PHOTO: Yanira Maldonado and Husband Gary Maldonado, on their wedding day By Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht A Mormon mother-of-seven visiting Mexico for a funeral was thrown in jail when her bus was stopped at a military checkpoint and marijuana was found on board. Her family says she was thrown in prison after they failed to raise money […]

Mexicans Are Awesome, Marijuana Is Too!

Mexicans Are Awesome, Marijuana Is Too!

As a cannabis activist, I think it’s helpful to have some understanding about how prohibition began. For me, I began to form my opinion after reading from Jack Herer’s book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes. I know the term “marijuana” was created by William Randolph Hearst’s yellow journalism. I also know his newspapers had a huge […]