The War Isn’t Over

National Expungement Week Could Help Those With Minor Convictions Move On

National Expungement Week Could Help Those With Minor Convictions Move On

The Equality First Alliance has a primary focus of addressing the civil injustice that has resulted from the War on Drugs here in the United States. Here at Ladybud, we have previously covered many topics that examine the overlap between social justice and the War on Drugs. For example, people of color, as well as […]

Lady Business: Maggie Kinsella of Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition and NORML

Lady Business: Maggie Kinsella of Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition and NORML

Maggie Kinsella is a member of the Board of Directors at the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MassCann) and the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of the Marijuana Laws (MassCann/NORML) and also serves as the Press Secretary, Spokesperson, Organizer, and a prolifically productive volunteer. She’s a “Jacqueline” of all trades, so-to-speak and most recently […]

DEA Props Up Outdated Cannabis Policy with Rescheduling Scheme

DEA Props Up Outdated Cannabis Policy with Rescheduling Scheme

Despite concerns about a pharmaceutical entity grabbing control of the cannabidiol (CBD) market, many legalization activists thrilled at the announcement that Epidiolex received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in June. It was reasonable to hope that the approval of a cannabis-based drug for use in treating serious medical conditions would soon […]

Arrest of 80-Year-Old Grandma for Expired Card Highlights Issues With Medical Cannabis Laws

Arrest of 80-Year-Old Grandma for Expired Card Highlights Issues With Medical Cannabis Laws

The whole point of medical cannabis programs is to help those with a medical need connect with cannabis legally. Unfortunately, these programs usually have strict conditions for legal possession, cultivation, and use, leaving many people at risk for criminal charges. When state law enforcement choose to go by the letter of the law, rather than […]

Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering Results in 900 Citations and Arrests

Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering Results in 900 Citations and Arrests

Here at Ladybud, we’ve covered the Rainbow Family of Living Light in the past, mostly because of the hysterical response of Utah government employees about a previous Rainbow Gathering in their state. Overall, we support the mission of this non-organization that wants to spread love and an appreciation for the natural world. For those who […]

What About the Kids? Non-Profit Launches Program For Students with Drug Convictions

What About the Kids? Non-Profit Launches Program For Students with Drug Convictions

When President Johnson signed the Higher Education Act in 1965, he said, “By passing this we bridge the gap between helplessness and hope for educationally deprived children.” The act was intended to give underprivileged children access to education by giving federal money to universities and creating programs like Head Start. Just 30 years later, in 1998, a […]

Ladybud Magazine Has No Affiliation With ‘Permit Patty’ Or Any Documentary

Ladybud Magazine Has No Affiliation With ‘Permit Patty’ Or Any Documentary

Here at Ladybud Magazine, our focus has always been on pursuing intersectional social justice by exposing the hypocrisy of the War on Drugs. As a niche publication founded and run by a woman of color whose activism goes back into the 1990s, Ladybud has always tried to focus on relevant social justice topics. Racism, sexism, […]

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

If there’s any sign that the War on Drugs is a failed endeavor, it’s the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signed off on a cannabis-based drug. While the Attorney General still wants to crack down on cannabis users, growers, and merchants, other federal agencies are actively undermining the prohibition of cannabis. […]

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UPDATE: As of June 16th, 2018, Billy Caldwell has resumed using cannabis medicine. After his admission to the hospital and requests from doctors calling his situation a “medical emergency,” the Home Office delivered the cannabis oil to the facility treating him. Currently, it must be administered by the hospital, and his permit for use will […]

A Few of Ladybud’s Favorite Cannabis and Drug War Books by Women

A Few of Ladybud’s Favorite Cannabis and Drug War Books by Women

Starting & Running a Marijuana Business (Idiot’s Guides) Paperback Author: Debby Goldsberry Debby Goldsberry is a humble titan of the movement and industry who released this lovely primer in June 2017. Though we wish her publisher had used a woman on the cover, the contents are necessary at a pivotal time in pseudo-legalization. Debby, who […]