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Chile’s Change and South America’s First Medical Grow Harvested

Chile’s Change and South America’s First Medical Grow Harvested

Earlier this month, Chile’s Congressional health committee opened up political debate in the country when it approved  a bill to legalize the personal cultivation of up to 6 cannabis plants for recreational and medical use. Influencing this atmosphere of change is the success of the Daya Foundation, a non-profit organization in Chile that is celebrating […]

A Time to Sow: Chile Plants Cannabis Seed for Medical Marijuana Program

A Time to Sow: Chile Plants Cannabis Seed for Medical Marijuana Program

Chile has permitted the planting of a 9,150 square-foot cannabis garden in the capital city. The heavily guarded marijuana grow operation is a one-year probationary program that the Chilean government greenlit in response to the lobbying efforts of a a very sick citizen. Cecilia Heyder has had lupus for five years. According to the BBC, […]

Catching Up With Drug War Activist Diane Wattles Goldstein

Catching Up With Drug War Activist Diane Wattles Goldstein

Diane Goldstein, a frequent contributor to Ladybud Magazine and The Huffington Post, as well a well-respected speaker and lecturer on Drug Policy Reform, sat down with LB’s Publisher Diane Fornbacher to talk about some current world events about drug legalization, the many groups with whom she works, her favorite sources of news, and much more.  Traveling all […]

What A Difference 24 Hours Makes In Marijuana Policy Reform

What A Difference 24 Hours Makes In Marijuana Policy Reform

PHOTO: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signing the medical marijuana legislation into law this week. It’s been quite a 24-hour period for marijuana policy reform. On both the national and international level, marijuana prohibition is being slowly chipped away. Today, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed HB1 into law, making Illinois the 20th U.S. state, plus Washington, D.C. […]