prohibition

Reality Check: When Cops Lie, Patients Lose

Reality Check: When Cops Lie, Patients Lose

Photo: Tristan Schmurr How Colorado’s North Metro Drug Task Force killed medical marijuana in Arkansas Back in October of 2012, when Arkansas was getting ready to vote on medical marijuana, KARK sent reporter Marci Manly to Denver to get the real scoop on medical marijuana in Colorado. While she was here she interviewed various individuals, including […]

The Federal Government Killed Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Federal Government Killed Philip Seymour Hoffman

Over the weekend, the internet found something more important than the impending Superbowl to talk about: the Oscar-winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, was found dead in a New York hotel room. According to the police source that alerted the media to the death, Hoffman was reportedly found near baggies of what they believe to be […]

Reality Check: Impacts of Retail Marijuana on Colorado Economy

Reality Check: Impacts of Retail Marijuana on Colorado Economy

We’re just over 3 weeks into the experiment, and with all the media coverage and opinion pieces on retail marijuana in Colorado one thing is becoming blatantly clear: the real reason most prohibitionists think marijuana consumers should be sent to jail or forced into rehab is simply because they don’t like marijuana or the people […]

Five Myths About Legal Marijuana in Colorado

Five Myths About Legal Marijuana in Colorado

MYTH: Cannabis distribution centers are going to run out of weed! They are not exactly running out of product so quickly that they will not be able to compensate for the crush. However, the “openers” – the 3 dozen or so original businesses selling cannabis on New Year’s Day – are understandably feeling the weight […]

Cannabis Prohibition — American Criminal Justice’s Feeder

Cannabis Prohibition — American Criminal Justice’s Feeder

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine There is no greater symptom of America’s failed war on some drugs than the continued prohibition of cannabis. With approximately 1:7 Americans illegally using the sacred herb (1:4 young people between the age of 15-25), no other greater impetus for law enforcement to invade citizens’ private spaces than in pursuit of […]

Tip of the Spear: Cannabis Hemp History in the Making

Tip of the Spear: Cannabis Hemp History in the Making

Congratulations!  If you’re reading this, you’re one of the few people that actually gives an aeronautical intercourse about cannabis, hemp and it’s prohibition.  An overwhelmingly large swath of the population couldn’t care less about it.  Actually, they could care less and they will if we let them.  Fortunately, hardly a day goes by without news […]

The War Isn’t Over: The Wilson Family

The War Isn’t Over: The Wilson Family

PHOTOS: Joe Leggett Photography Many people seem to believe that recent cultural shifts and policy changes supporting state’s rights and the rights of medical marijuana and recreational cannabis users mean that prohibition is over. It isn’t. Especially in states that do not recognize medical marijuana, people with serious medical conditions are being victimized and made […]

Free Weed for Rape Survivors

Free Weed for Rape Survivors

If you’re a feminist, you need to seriously consider supporting the full legalization of cannabis for both medicinal and recreational purposes. There are a number of arguments that could be successfully made regarding how overturning prohibition is in line with feminist principles, but my reasoning is much simpler, more practical, and direct. We need to […]

Hemp Bill Approved in New Jersey

Hemp Bill Approved in New Jersey

“The New Jersey Assembly of Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 4-1 in favor of Assembly Bill 2415. This legislation would legalize the licensed cultivation of industrial hemp. Members of NORML New Jersey including Executive Director Evan Nison were present to testify in favor of this legislation. – via Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director Ladybud […]

Catch-422: How The War On Cannabis Ties Us Up In Knots

Catch-422: How The War On Cannabis Ties Us Up In Knots

ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF JOHN DVORAK With a tip of my hempen chapeau to Joseph Heller, I have identified a phenomenon I call “Catch-422.” With the full-throated (and paid for) assistance of the mainstream media for the last 70+ years, our government’s Reefer Madness campaign has demonized cannabis, stigmatized entire classes of society and destroyed […]