Monthly Archives: February 2019

Drug Testing for Jobs Discriminates Against Cannabis Users

Drug Testing for Jobs Discriminates Against Cannabis Users

The rapid shift in cultural attitudes surrounding cannabis has unquestionably benefited numerous people in our society. Legalization, decriminalization, criminal justice reform, and greater social awareness about the medical benefits of cannabis have all combined to reduce the stigma associated with cannabis. However, while progress in legal and cultural arenas has been promising, progress in other […]

MAPS Study on Cannabis for PTSD Finally Concludes

MAPS Study on Cannabis for PTSD Finally Concludes

The research conducted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has been a major driving factor for changing drug policies in the United States. MAPS is an incredible organization that has been working to break down the barriers of prohibition since well before the cause was “cool.” The completion of their most recent controlled […]

Shutting Down Online Prostitution Sites Didn’t Hurt Sex Trafficking, Just Sex Workers

Shutting Down Online Prostitution Sites Didn’t Hurt Sex Trafficking, Just Sex Workers

Anyone who ever visited Backpage or the personal section of Craigslist could attest to the fact that it was largely a cesspool of humanity. People with the most bizarre fetishes and strict requirements would post multiple paragraphs ranting about their desired sexual encounters. Others would spend hours every week both visiting sex workers and then […]

Cannabis Prohibition Is More of a National Emergency Than the Wall

Cannabis Prohibition Is More of a National Emergency Than the Wall

Politics in the United States have always been convoluted and borderline ridiculous. Recently, they have ventured into some really Swiftian territory (Jonathan, not Taylor). In order to protect our own sanity and focus on what really matters, Ladybud has in general declined to report much on the moves of the Trump Administration. However, the most […]

Washington State Looks at Clearing Cannabis Criminal Records

Washington State Looks at Clearing Cannabis Criminal Records

Activists for cannabis reform have been saying the same thing for years: cannabis reform will not be truly fair and effective unless it includes expungement, record sealing, and other considerations for those previously convicted of nonviolent cannabis offenses. There are many reasons why a proactive stance on those paying the criminal price for cannabis use, […]

Oregon Senator Files Federal Bill S. 420 for Federal Legalization

Oregon Senator Files Federal Bill S. 420 for Federal Legalization

In a move that seems to have at least some support among federal politicians, Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, filed a proposal for the legalization of cannabis under the number 420 on Thursday, February 7th, 2019. While the tactic may feel like a gimmick, S. 420 has language that could deschedule cannabis and […]

Prisoners Needlessly Endangered by Polar Vortex

Prisoners Needlessly Endangered by Polar Vortex

For many people, the polar vortex of the last week was a wake-up call to the unpredictable consequences of climate change. For many other people, the shocking consequences of the polar vortex opened their eyes to the very pressing need for criminal justice and prison reform in the United States. It became public knowledge late […]

Even the World Health Organization Sees the Benefit of Medical Cannabis

Even the World Health Organization Sees the Benefit of Medical Cannabis

Legal reform for both recreational and medical cannabis are international issues. While we often focus on domestic issues here at Ladybud, we also track developing progress in other countries. Few organizations are as perfectly poised as the United Nations to drastically change the way that the international community handles cannabis. For decades, the United States […]