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Amber Guyger and the Thin Blue Line

Amber Guyger and the Thin Blue Line

When the story of Botham Jean’s murder first made national headlines, the first reaction of many people was to feel angry. Many people worried, imagining the suffering of his family and believing that there was very little chance that the cop responsible for his death would ever see any sort of consequence. There’s good reason […]

Dr. Bronner’s Donates Toward Oregon Psilocybin Effort

Dr. Bronner’s Donates Toward Oregon Psilocybin Effort

Psychedelic research and legalization measures have historically been somewhat controversial, with many businesses choosing to stay far away from an issue that they believe could potentially alienate some of their customer base. However, some companies recognize that psychedelics and legalization fit in perfectly with their branding. Dr. Bronner’s Miracle Soap is a company that has […]

Legal Cannabis Isn’t a Threat To Your Dog

Legal Cannabis Isn’t a Threat To Your Dog

With the rise in adult recreational cannabis legalization has come push back on just about every aspect of legalization you can imagine. For a while, people were quick to point to reports of individuals overdosing on cannabis. Please note that while there has never been a report of a fatal overdose related to cannabis use […]

A Man Died in Prison After Serving 26 Years for Cannabis

A Man Died in Prison After Serving 26 Years for Cannabis

It seems unfair and tragic that people still sit in jail for cannabis crimes when the plant has been legalized in so many places that millions of adults across North America can legally and safely use cannabis for either recreational or medical purposes. Unfortunately, social justice attached to cannabis legalization has been much slower to […]

Protecting Yourself From Contaminated Vape Cartridges

Protecting Yourself From Contaminated Vape Cartridges

For years, individuals in the cannabis community have pointed to vaporizing, topical applications, and edible cannabis products as less-harm options that should be available to anyone. While it certainly is true that inhaling combusted plant smoke is not the optimal way to ingest cannabinoids, that doesn’t inherently mean it is the least safe option. The […]

AARP Brings Medical Cannabis Info to Millions of Boomers

AARP Brings Medical Cannabis Info to Millions of Boomers

The secret to quick and effective legal reform typically involves amassing as much community support for those changes as possible. Legalizing cannabis has become a priority for people belonging to the millennial generation in part because they’ve been pushing for it since they came of age much like Gen Xers before them. However, legalization, particularly […]

DEA Will (Possibly) Allow More Federal Grow Applicants

DEA Will (Possibly) Allow More Federal Grow Applicants

Ladybud has been following Dr. Suzanne Sisley’s research attempts for multiple years. From the end of her study at the University of Arizona to her recent lawsuits related to the quality of federally provided cannabis, Dr. Sisley’s career has pushed the boundaries of what was medically acceptable and legally allowable for cannabis research in the […]

Just Say No to Corporate Cannabis

Just Say No to Corporate Cannabis

A few years ago, looking up marijuana news headlines would net a rash of articles about drug arrests as well as political efforts to change the broken cannabis policies in the United States. These days, the cannabis news cycle features primarily stories of new legalization efforts, celebrities backing or founding cannabis companies, and the potential […]

South Carolina’s CBD Showdown a Warning for Other States

South Carolina’s CBD Showdown a Warning for Other States

Regardless of where you live, you may believe that CBD is now legal in your state because it seems to be for sale everywhere. From the national video chain Family Video to gas stations, grocery stores, and pharmacies, it seems like every retail business in America is jumping onto the CBD bandwagon. However, most of […]

Cyntoia Brown, Trafficked Teen, Finally Freed from Jail

Cyntoia Brown, Trafficked Teen, Finally Freed from Jail

Today, August 7th, 2019 Cyntoia Brown finally walked free after 15 years in prison. Her crime? Defending herself after a prolonged experience of abuse and sex trafficking. Her story is sadly not unique, as countless women of color or victims of sex trafficking or intimate abuse who eventually defend themselves wind-up prosecuted and incarcerated despite […]