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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 […]

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 […]

Landlord and Tenant Rights Conflict Over Cannabis

Landlord and Tenant Rights Conflict Over Cannabis

One of the most frustrating issues with cannabis legalization is how social issues seem to constantly crop up around legalization in different states. For example, employers in states that have legalized cannabis can still discriminate against their workers, even if they have a medical recommendation for the plant. In some cases, workers who use cannabis […]

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 […]

Will Legalization Reduce Cannabis’ Climate Impact?

Will Legalization Reduce Cannabis’ Climate Impact?

What people say green, those who use cannabis will often think of their favorite plant. However, the word green can also describe something environmentally friendly. Unfortunately for the cannabis movement, indoor growing green is often anything but green. Instead, it is a massive drain on resources, requiring huge amounts of electricity and water to work. […]

Louisiana Medical Dispensaries Could Have Stock Next Tuesday

Louisiana Medical Dispensaries Could Have Stock Next Tuesday

Louisiana arguably has one of the more restrictive full-spectrum medical cannabis programs in the country. Passed in 2015 and signed into law in 2016, the law only allows for access for individuals with 14 different medical conditions, which include PTSD, seizures, glaucoma, cancer, autism, and multiple sclerosis. These patients do not have the right to […]

How the CBD Craze Could Help and Hurt Hemp Farmers

How the CBD Craze Could Help and Hurt Hemp Farmers

In theory, there will a working federal law in place regarding legal hemp farming by the end of this year. The ability of farmers to grow hemp as an industrial crop is a victory hard-won, and at a time when they could certainly use the boost. It’s been hard to be a farmer in recent […]

Cannabis Researcher Suing Federal Government Over Bad Weed

Cannabis Researcher Suing Federal Government Over Bad Weed

Dr. Suzanne Sisley has been the subject of quite a few articles regarding cannabis research and legalization. She has long been one of the only respected academics willing to jump through all the hoops necessary with various federal organizations to perform cannabis-related medical research with an okay by the federal government. Unfortunately, the University of […]