child protective services

Parents Out of Time: Lobbying for Sensible Reform

Parents Out of Time: Lobbying for Sensible Reform

By Jenn Jackson As the knowledge of the patient begins to exceed the knowledge of the practitioner in the arena of medical marijuana, parents are becoming progressively less tolerant of the ignorance exhibited by their children’s pediatricians. Most notably, parents of children battling childhood cancers and extreme seizure disorders have taken this issue to the […]

Ticket to Ride: 2014 is the Year of Cannabis

Ticket to Ride: 2014 is the Year of Cannabis

This past year was one of the greatest years ever for the Cannabis Movement. Many people think that 2012 with two states legalizing was the greatest year, and those were indeed big battles won in a long war but 2013 boasted some amazing events that have forever and positively changed the movement. I cannot think […]

Reform Activists Give Thanks

Reform Activists Give Thanks

We here at Ladybud Magazine are grateful for the year we’ve had with you, our readers, while we find our voices to lend to socially progressive issues — not just cannabis or overall drug policy reform, though we focus strongly on these issues. Our voices also allow us to unite with our brothers and sisters in […]

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

PHOTO: Jonathan Oakley What’s worse than going to jail for cannabis?  Your children taken away by child protection services for it.  If you’re incarcerated, you receive a specific custodial sentence — which may be reduced for good behavior or perhaps even commuted — during which you are guaranteed visits with your family.  You can count down […]

Court-Ordered To Suffer: Michigan Epilepsy Patient Denied Medicine By Courts, Child Removed From Care

Court-Ordered To Suffer: Michigan Epilepsy Patient Denied Medicine By Courts, Child Removed From Care

Photos courtesy of Steve and Maria Green UPDATE: As of mid-afternoon on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013, the criminal charges filed against Steve and Maria Green in Oakland County (related to their legal medical marijuana growing operation) have been dropped. There has been no official statement as to whether or not this will affect the Ingham County […]

BREAKING: Michigan Court Breaks Law, Removes Six-Month-Old From Parents

BREAKING: Michigan Court Breaks Law, Removes Six-Month-Old From Parents

UPDATE: As of mid-afternoon on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013, the criminal charges filed against Steve and Maria Green in Oakland County (related to their legal medical marijuana growing operation) have been dropped. There has been no official statement as to whether or not this will affect the Ingham County DHS’s decision to remove their daughter from […]

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Recently, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg of “Lean In” fame came under fire (again) for being an out-of-touch opportunist. Despite its founder being worth an estimated $400 million, someone from the “Lean In” organization posted an ad for an unpaid intern. Thinking about the absurdity of a young woman providing unpaid help to an organization founded by […]

Child Protective Services Is A Necessary Organization But Drug War Causes Abuse of System

Child Protective Services Is A Necessary Organization But Drug War Causes Abuse of System

Child Protective Services (CPS) is a necessary organization. There are children who need to be protected from families if they are not safe, well fed and properly cared for. Certainly organizations like CPS needs to exist because there are children out there who need a safe place to go if their home environment is not […]

CPS Visits Family After Son Mentions Hemp at School

CPS Visits Family After Son Mentions Hemp at School

PHOTO: MONKO PHOTO The title ‘Marijuana Moms’ should not be relegated to just moms who consume cannabis (although at Ladybud, we definitely agree that cannabis is an amazing and versatile plant). In some cases, free thinkers don’t even have a relationship with the plant bear the brunt of ignorance from social workers. These days ‘Marijuana […]

Lindsey Rinehart: A Message To My Precious Boys

Lindsey Rinehart: A Message To My Precious Boys

Lindsey Rinehart is an activist from Idaho. On April 23, the state removed her children from her custody for three weeks. Read her story here. This letter is a message to her children to read in 15 years when they are adults, but really a message to all parents, moms and dads, who risk their […]