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CBD Helps Lab Animals Kick Cocaine and Alcohol Addictions

CBD Helps Lab Animals Kick Cocaine and Alcohol Addictions

A recent study published in the journal Alcohol and Alcholism shows what cannabis activists have been saying for years may be right: medical marijuana may present a real tool to help people who struggle with severe drug addiction. Specifically, the study looked at the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on the drug-seeking behavior of animals addicted […]

Unpublished Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe: Why Ignore the Freedom Rally?

Unpublished Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe: Why Ignore the Freedom Rally?

Editor’s note: We are publishing this letter anonymously at the request of the author, who submits content regularly to Ladybud. It was submitted to The Boston Globe and was not published. Reefer Madness Lives The Boston’s Globe’s only reference to MassCann/NORML’s 25th annual Boston Freedom Rally was a picture of a religious fanatic who has […]

Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance Holding Press Conference Today

Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance Holding Press Conference Today

On Monday, September 22nd, 2014, at 11am, members of the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance  (MPAA) and other medical marijuana advocates and activists from around the state of Massachusetts will be holding a press conference to draw national attention to their state’s failure to implement the approved medical marijuana program. The press conference will be held […]

Cannabis Consumers Union Changes Name to Cannabis Consumers Coalition

Cannabis Consumers Union Changes Name to Cannabis Consumers Coalition

It has only been two months since the Cannabis Consumers Coalition’s official launch and the organization has reached national attention. In July, the Cannabis Consumers Coalition announced its official launch with a press release, and within one week received a cease and desist letter from Consumer Reports, who has trademarked the name “Consumers Union.” Not […]

Boston Globe Publishes Letter to the Editor Praising Black Market Dealers and Growers

Boston Globe Publishes Letter to the Editor Praising Black Market Dealers and Growers

The mainstream media is quickly wising up to the shifting public opinion on marijuana and its legalization. First, the New York Times (and subsequently many other news outlets) came out calling for the legalization of cannabis. Now, another mainstream media outlet had taken an important first step. Today, the mainstream understanding of marijuana and cannabis […]

TAKE ACTION: Colorado Board of Health Rulemaking Hearing Tomorrow

TAKE ACTION: Colorado Board of Health Rulemaking Hearing Tomorrow

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is proposing new rules for the state’s medical marijuana program that would force patients who shop at Medical Marijuana Centers (MMCs) to provide confidential medical information to the Department of Revenue to be stored in a new non-confidential database that is open to all law enforcement. […]

Help Fund a Community Center for Colorado Cannabis Refugees

Help Fund a Community Center for Colorado Cannabis Refugees

Since Colorado legalized cannabis for adult recreational use, there has been a constant stream of cannabis refugees into the state. Many families have packed up and moved far from everything they have known in hopes of obtaining medicine for a member of their family. Especially when the sick family member is a child, there can […]

National  CBD-Only Law Proposed: Is Charlotte’s Web Choking out Legalization?

National CBD-Only Law Proposed: Is Charlotte’s Web Choking out Legalization?

Republican Scott Perry from Pennsylvania introduced a bill into the United States House of Representatives at the end of July that could, if passed, legalize certain low-THC strains of cannabis. That’s right folks, in case you hadn’t heard yet, there’s now a federal CBD-only law in the works. It’s called the  Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp […]

Minnesota Mom Charged For Giving Son Cannabis Oil, Despite State MMJ Law

Minnesota Mom Charged For Giving Son Cannabis Oil, Despite State MMJ Law

Mothers with sick children understand desperation in a way few other people can; how do you sit passively by while someone you love suffers unnecessarily?  Angela Brown, like many mothers with a severely ill child, was relieved and grateful when her state finally approved and passed a medical marijuana law that would provide her son […]

Marijuander Lust: The Seattle Hempfest

Marijuander Lust: The Seattle Hempfest

The first 2 days of Hempfest were a bit cloudy, but Sunday is sunny. The man at the first parking lot I try outside the park said they had raised their prices because they were expecting 100,000 attendees that day alone. He could have been right- the pathways are filled with all kinds of weed-loving […]