legalization

Santa Cruz May Change Policy On Psychedelic Plants and Fungi

Santa Cruz May Change Policy On Psychedelic Plants and Fungi

Just because something is the law does not mean that it is moral, and just because something breaks the law does not mean it is inherently immoral or unethical. Terrible things have previously been legal, while pushing back against institutional violence has often violated laws. What is legal and what is not is more a […]

Hemp Crops Getting Destroyed and Stolen

Hemp Crops Getting Destroyed and Stolen

Before the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, hemp was a major industrial crop in the United States. Farmers had been growing hemp for hundreds of years here in North America for everything from fiber for rope to oil. Prohibition and the War on Drugs changed that, and now hemp is basically a new crop in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hawaii Just Decriminalized Cannabis Possession

Hawaii Just Decriminalized Cannabis Possession

It’s official! The bill recently passed by Hawaiian legislators decriminalizing small amounts of cannabis, HB 1383, will go into effect as law on January 11th, 2020. Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 was the deadline for the Hawaiian governor to take steps to either sign or veto the bill that would decriminalize cannabis. As he did neither, […]

States With Full Legalization See Teen Cannabis Use Drop 8%

States With Full Legalization See Teen Cannabis Use Drop 8%

Research published just today affirms what we have been saying here at Ladybud for some time. Teenagers use cannabis less when the stigma surrounding cannabis from prohibition goes away and they see their parents and grandparents enjoying the plant. Not only does it play less into teenage rebellion when it’s legal, but it is also […]

Texas Lawmakers Redefined Cannabis, Causing Prosecutors Problems

Texas Lawmakers Redefined Cannabis, Causing Prosecutors Problems

Thanks in part to the increasing interest in CBD products, many businesses have been eager to profit off of non-psychoactive cannabis. Their interest has certainly expanded beyond states with recreational and comprehensive medical cannabis programs. Many companies are now selling CBD in all 50 states. However, businesses and CBD users alike have run into a […]

Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements

Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements

People involved with cannabis have long stated that the most dangerous thing you can do with cannabis is get caught with it. Millions of Americans have learned that difficult lesson over the last few decades courtesy of the War on Drugs. After all, cannabis isn’t physically addictive, although some people may struggle with psychological or […]

Maine Could Soon Finalize Legal Cannabis Rules

Maine Could Soon Finalize Legal Cannabis Rules

Sometimes, the legal process of changing laws can be iceberg slow in its progress. Although you know it’s moving, it sometimes seems like it is not at all. There is no question that individuals in Maine who voted to legalize recreational cannabis in 2016 are feeling that glacial pace of their state’s legalization at the […]