prohibition

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 […]

Federal Appeals Court Orders Action On Cannabis’ Status

Federal Appeals Court Orders Action On Cannabis’ Status

Many cannabis activists felt extreme disappointment when the 2017 legal case brought by the parents of Alexis Bortell, U.S. Army veteran José Belén, and several other medical cannabis activists got thrown out of court. Essentially, the courts ruled that the activists involved had not made enough efforts to remedy the issue of how the government […]

Researchers Will Study How Cannabis Use Impacts Pregnancy

Researchers Will Study How Cannabis Use Impacts Pregnancy

Movies and television shows like to use morning sickness from pregnancy as some sort of punchline. A pregnant female character may vomit unexpectedly as a means of obtaining a round of laughter from the audience. However, for many women, the experience of morning sickness is far from amusing. It can persist through all nine months […]

Florida Patients Can Finally Smoke Medical Cannabis

Florida Patients Can Finally Smoke Medical Cannabis

Implementing new laws can often take a very long time. The delay between when voters or lawmakers create new laws and when they actually take effect can be incredibly frustrating. When the law in question has a direct impact on whether an activity is criminal or not, people may wind up needlessly charged with crimes […]

Don’t Believe All These Politicians Saying They Support Legalization

Don’t Believe All These Politicians Saying They Support Legalization

There is little question at this point that we have passed the cultural tipping point for cannabis legalization. Polls nationwide indicate a majority of Americans support recreational legalization for adults. In fact, some research shows that support level growing close to a supermajority. While we all know that polls can be misleading and biased, there […]

Scottish Sex Workers Organize for Safety, Industry Standards

Scottish Sex Workers Organize for Safety, Industry Standards

If there’s any one place other than drugs where prohibition has wreaked great havoc, it’s surely in the realm of sex work. Sex workers often face serious physical risk as part of their job. The clients that they work with could be violent or unstable. There is also risk of violence from other individuals involved […]

Cannabis Prohibition Is More of a National Emergency Than the Wall

Cannabis Prohibition Is More of a National Emergency Than the Wall

Politics in the United States have always been convoluted and borderline ridiculous. Recently, they have ventured into some really Swiftian territory (Jonathan, not Taylor). In order to protect our own sanity and focus on what really matters, Ladybud has in general declined to report much on the moves of the Trump Administration. However, the most […]

Domestic Prohibition to Blame for ‘Death Penalty’ Drug Cases

Domestic Prohibition to Blame for ‘Death Penalty’ Drug Cases

People across the western world reacted with shock and horror when they learned that a British citizen faces serious punishment for the possession of cannabis oil in Bali, Indonesia. In fact, early articles reporting the issue screamed that he could face the death penalty for his relatively minor charges. Many people were quick to point […]

Despite Legalization, Cannabis Users Face Employment, Housing Discrimination

Despite Legalization, Cannabis Users Face Employment, Housing Discrimination

One of the many hiccups involved in cannabis legalization is the legal discrimination against cannabis users in our society. This ongoing discrimination is an aftereffect of prohibition that lingers even where cannabis is now legal. A large portion of individuals who serve as employers by hiring workers or as landlords by offering rental units feel […]

Oregon Approves Ballot Language for Magic Mushroom Legalization Effort

Oregon Approves Ballot Language for Magic Mushroom Legalization Effort

The west coast has taken on the role of leader for the rest of the country when it comes to dismantling the failed War on Drugs. California was the first state to legalize medical cannabis, and after Colorado legalized cannabis for adults, California, Oregon, and Washinton all quickly followed suit. This time, it’s Oregon taking […]