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Judge Rules Against Warrantless Search of Medical Marijuana Grow Facility in CA

Judge Rules Against Warrantless Search of Medical Marijuana Grow Facility in CA

Federal District Court Judge Thelton Henderson ruled yesterday that medical marijuana patients have demonstrated a strong likelihood of prevailing at trial on their claim that law enforcement raids in Lake County unconstitutionally violate their Fourth Amendment rights. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed earlier this year in San Francisco federal court, challenging Lake County’s […]

My Family Versus the Drug War: Why I’m An Activist

My Family Versus the Drug War: Why I’m An Activist

My name is George and I’m working hard to make marijuana law reform happen NOW because my life and my family’s lives depends on it. Yours does too, but perhaps some of us don’t realize it. This Drug War has cost ALL OF US over 1.5 trillion dollars over the past 50 years. There are […]

ACLU Report Shows  Disturbing SWAT Trends

ACLU Report Shows Disturbing SWAT Trends

The ACLU released a new report on Friday, and it says something truly shocking: they estimate that only 7% of domestic SWAT teams raids are conducted for barricade or hostage situation. In reality, these paramilitary teams are kicking in doors in the early morning to serve search warrants (typically related to the War on Drugs). […]

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 […]

Reality Check On Marijuana Moms Media Coverage

Reality Check On Marijuana Moms Media Coverage

Recently, there has been a confounding media frenzy on the sensationalized phenomenon of “marijuana moms,” women who smoke cannabis to get through the stress of being a parent. The comparison is a familiar one, of “mother’s little helpers,” blatant references to 1960s housewives who would take a Valium or a Quaalude to ease the burden […]

Advice For Pro-Marijuana Activist Moms

Advice For Pro-Marijuana Activist Moms

by Robin Schneider As a divorced mother with full custody of four wonderful children, being a pro-marijuana advocate is serious business. It takes dedication, discipline, courage and a lot of love to balance family and activism. It’s a fast paced life full of controversy and I must warn you–this life is not for everyone. When […]

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke

PHOTO: by Alx Bacca, me at 18.  I usually do not want to talk about having Crohn’s Disease. It is just a reality I have lived with for nine years, but never exactly dinner table discussion or an amusing anecdote shared with friends over drinks. It has been not just a major inconvenience in my life; […]