marijuana law

Why People Still Get Arrested for Weed in ‘Legal’ States

Why People Still Get Arrested for Weed in ‘Legal’ States

A lot of people assume that once a state or national government legalizes cannabis or another previously prohibited substance that criminal enforcement related to that particular substance is no longer necessary. However, many states with legalization laws on the books still see plenty of arrests and prosecutions for non-violent cannabis offenses after legalization. The reason […]

Alaska Becomes First State to Allow On-Site Cannabis Use

Alaska Becomes First State to Allow On-Site Cannabis Use

One of the many social injustice has that cannabis activists like to point out to others is the serious discrepancy between how socially acceptable alcohol use is and how totally different and hypocritical the attitude toward cannabis is in most places. Despite the fact that alcohol is responsible for a staggering number of car crashes […]

Family Law & Cannabis Alliance Announces Groundbreaking Legal Network

Family Law & Cannabis Alliance Announces Groundbreaking Legal Network

Family Law & Cannabis Alliance (FLCA), a national nonprofit organization providing information on Child Protective Services (CPS), family court, and marijuana — and home of the Fifty State Profiles Project — is proud to officially launch its groundbreaking legal network, available at no cost to attorneys and to families throughout the United States. Even in […]

Judge Rules Against Warrantless Search of Medical Marijuana Grow Facility in CA

Judge Rules Against Warrantless Search of Medical Marijuana Grow Facility in CA

Federal District Court Judge Thelton Henderson ruled yesterday that medical marijuana patients have demonstrated a strong likelihood of prevailing at trial on their claim that law enforcement raids in Lake County unconstitutionally violate their Fourth Amendment rights. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed earlier this year in San Francisco federal court, challenging Lake County’s […]

Cannabis Consumers Coalition Calls Out Colorado Gubernatorial Candidates and Reminds Voters that Cannabis Vote Could Decide Winner

Cannabis Consumers Coalition Calls Out Colorado Gubernatorial Candidates and Reminds Voters that Cannabis Vote Could Decide Winner

Cannabis can’t win with the current governor, nor his challenger Republican Bob Beauprez. Seeming out of touch with Colorado voters, Beauprez said last night during a 9News debate that Coloradans should be asked if they wanted to repeal Amendment 64. Yet, voters supported Amendment 64 by 54%, and since then, 58% of Americans support marijuana […]

Court Upholds Colorado Cannabis Tax in Self-Incrimination Suit

Court Upholds Colorado Cannabis Tax in Self-Incrimination Suit

On Friday, Ladybud covered the story of Attorney Robert J. Corry, Jr, who was arguing in a preliminary injunction hearing in Denver’s District Court against the state’s tax on cannabis sales and cannabis businesses. The basis of the lawsuit is the Fifth Amendment, specifically the right against self-incrimination. The attorney argued that paying those taxes […]

Issues with Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits in Massachusetts

Issues with Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits in Massachusetts

By M. H. Thanthou More than one month ago the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the winners of 20 provisional license holders for the state’s first medical marijuana dispensaries. However, no one has an actual operating license yet, and the whole system seems to be in quite a bit of trouble. Last week House […]

In the News: Racism and Marijuana Prohibition

In the News: Racism and Marijuana Prohibition

PHOTO: Chuck Grimmett, Creative Commons The surge of attention marijuana has seen over the last year has been monumental. People are fighting for their rights, demanding access to medication, and protesting jail time over a plant. Women are starting to understand their pivotal role in the success of marijuana legalization by reclaiming their identities as […]

Why a Pissed Off DEA Director is a Good Thing

Why a Pissed Off DEA Director is a Good Thing

IMAGE: Mickey Martin Michele M. Leonhart, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) had some nasty words about President Obama’s recent statements on marijuana’s relative health risks and disparities in its enforcement at a recent meeting of the National Sheriff’s Association. While video or transcripts have yet to emerge, some law enforcement veterans expressed surprise […]

Rhetorical Question: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Rhetorical Question: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

The internet, from entertainment personalities to politicians, from news outlets to blogs, social websites and beyond, are ablaze with the provocative question: Should cannabis be legal? Simply Stated: The short answer to this morphing, deceptively simple question is emphatically and unequivocally, YES. More Specifically: This seemingly uncomplicated question actually requires a thoughtful and emotive personal response worthy of […]