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Happy 420 From Everybody at Ladybud

Happy 420 From Everybody at Ladybud

Today is a popular unofficial holiday for cannabis enthusiasts all over the world. This year, more people in the United States than ever before can celebrate this holiday without fear of criminal consequences. Celebrating 4/20 is legal in eight states, as well as in Washington D.C. as of April 20th, 2018. While Vermont’s lawmakers did […]

Can We Stop Treating Addiction Like an Insult?

Can We Stop Treating Addiction Like an Insult?

The cannabis community is comprised of many disparate groups, forced together by their mutual interest in this incredible plant. There are people who enjoy social smoking and use cannabis recreationally. There are people with serious medical conditions that rely on cannabis medicines to reduce their symptoms, stimulate appetite, control pain or get some sleep. There […]

In Honor of Mickey Martin: Our Fearless and Beloved Cannabis Warrior

In Honor of Mickey Martin: Our Fearless and Beloved Cannabis Warrior

  Dedicated cannabis and anti-drug war activist, Mickey Martin, passed away on June 20, 2017 of a heart attack at his home. To those who were close to him, this was a horrific punch to the solar plexus and to our collective work. He was gone suddenly in his early 40’s and far too soon […]

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama, Please stop making jokes about weed. And while you’re at it, please stop telling young people that cannabis prohibition reform shouldn’t be a priority. You’ve been called out on this before, but clearly you are still out of touch with what’s going on in America. Yes, pot can make you laugh, and it […]

The DEA is Obsolete and Needs to be Dissolved or Overhauled

The DEA is Obsolete and Needs to be Dissolved or Overhauled

Many mainstream media outlets have been noting that Michelle Leonhart’s resignation from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) presents a perfect opportunity for real policy reform in the United States. Instead of appointing a new head who will blindly pursue the status quo of prohibition policies that have utterly failed, the new head of this agency […]

No More Drug War: Sign the ‘Mom’s Bill of Rights’ In Honor of Mother’s Day

No More Drug War: Sign the ‘Mom’s Bill of Rights’ In Honor of Mother’s Day

This year, for Mother’s Day, sign up in support of the “Moms United to End the War on Drugs Bill of Rights,” created by Moms United to End the War on Drugs. Do so in honor of your mother, or your children if you are a mother, or the countless mothers whose families have been […]

Lady Business: Shaleen Title of THC Staffing Group

Lady Business: Shaleen Title of THC Staffing Group

FEATURE PHOTO: Shaleen Title by Alison Heckard, Bird in Flight Photography I first met Shaleen Title at a photo shoot for Pot Couture in Brooklyn in 2010 and while that publication is no longer online, we formed a strong bond that exists in this new paradigm of cannabis legalization. She’s one of the movement’s great treasures […]

What’s Wrong with Teen Drug Education Programs And How To Fix Them

What’s Wrong with Teen Drug Education Programs And How To Fix Them

Marijuana is legal for adults to use in four states and the District of Columbia, and more jurisdictions are posed to join in the near future.  With this change, there is growing interest in how the new legal status of marijuana will affect children and teens. Washington’s I-502 campaign suggested that regulating marijuana would be more […]

One of Angela’s Brown’s Two Charges for Treating Her Son With Cannabis Dropped

One of Angela’s Brown’s Two Charges for Treating Her Son With Cannabis Dropped

This last week, there was some minor positive progress in Angela Brown’s pending prosecution; on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, a district judge in Minnesota dropped the pending child endangerment charge Brown was facing. She is still facing a charge of contributing to the need for child protection and will theoretically go to trial to answer […]

Take Action: Tell Georgia Not to Prosecute the Victim of Child Sex Trafficking as a Prostitute

Take Action: Tell Georgia Not to Prosecute the Victim of Child Sex Trafficking as a Prostitute

District Attorney for Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Court Fred Bright has brought charges against a 14-year-old girl in Georgia, even though she is a minor and a victim of illegal child sex trafficking. Earlier in January of 2015, law enforcement in the rural community of Eatonton in Putnam County, Georiga broke up a child prostitution ring […]