politics

MDMA, AKA Molly or Ecstasy, May Benefit Certain Mental Health Patients

MDMA, AKA Molly or Ecstasy, May Benefit Certain Mental Health Patients

MDMA is an acronym for 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. It’s a drug that has been around for over 100 years. Its origins trace back to Germany in 1912, where the drug was originally called “methylsafrylaminc.” The company that developed it hoped to use the chemical to synthesize drugs that would control bleeding. However, medical professionals found another use […]

Dan Bigg, Harm Reduction Hero, Dies at 59

Dan Bigg, Harm Reduction Hero, Dies at 59

Far too many people are ready and willing to ignore the struggles of people with addiction issues. Our culture has spent decades educating people to think of those who struggle in this way as criminals or less worthy. That has led to a major gap between the care and services available to addicts and those […]

Ensuring Adequate Pain Relief Is Compassionate Policy

Ensuring Adequate Pain Relief Is Compassionate Policy

For years, The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has obstinately insisted that cannabis is as dangerous as opioids and heroin. Those in the know, from activists to doctors, would bristle at the classification of cannabis as a Schedule 1 substance. The Schedule 1 classification means that the federal government does not recognize any medical benefits or […]

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Penalizes Widow in Ski Equipment Death Over THC

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Penalizes Widow in Ski Equipment Death Over THC

In many ways, Colorado has been leading the country and the world into a new age of cannabis legalization. Unfortunately, the number of institutional issues the state has experienced only highlights how deeply entrenched prohibition mentality really is among the general population, as well as the people in positions in power.   The state has […]

Maine Lawmakers Overturn Governor’s Veto of Medical Marijuana Expansion

Maine Lawmakers Overturn Governor’s Veto of Medical Marijuana Expansion

Lawmakers and political officials are quickly realizing that opposition to medical cannabis and even recreational cannabis is currently a political death sentence. More voters than ever before support both medical and recreational cannabis legalization. Initiatives to change state laws and federal policy are gaining momentum. Most people in this country and abroad now recognize the […]

Canadian Senate To Vote Today on Bill C45 to Legalize Cannabis

Canadian Senate To Vote Today on Bill C45 to Legalize Cannabis

Here in the United States, there’s a lot we can learn from our friendly neighbors to the north. Today, Thursday June 7th, 2018, Canadian lawmakers will vote on whether or not to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use. Polling seems to indicate strong support, so it looks like national legalization for Canada could be right […]

Lawmakers in the United States Lag Well Behind Their Constituents on Pot

Lawmakers in the United States Lag Well Behind Their Constituents on Pot

No one every claimed that the democratic process was inherently fast, but it sometimes seems to take forever. In the eyes of the law, a few decades is almost meaningless. However, in the eyes of the public, two decades is enough time to change things completely. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research […]

Congress Counters Jeff Sessions in Move to Protect State’s Rights on Cannabis

Congress Counters Jeff Sessions in Move to Protect State’s Rights on Cannabis

The entire cannabis community went on high alert when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his intention to begin prosecuting those in compliance with state cannabis legalization laws. Multiple states already have functional and profitable licensing and regulation programs in place. Since Colorado legalized adult use of cannabis, more states have started to realize the potential […]

POEM: Untitled by Vanessa Waltz

POEM: Untitled by Vanessa Waltz

Hard to celebrate Weed freedom if our other Freedoms disappear We Jews are afraid Listening to these echoes We’ve heard them before At what point did they Stop accepting new leaders Back in Germany? Bernie oh Bernie We glimpsed hope for a moment I’m so sorry, bro Shouts of “soar”* loser More evidence we needed […]

The Ladybud Show Debuts on Livestream Nov 8, 2016 Featuring Cannabis Maven Susan Squibb

The Ladybud Show Debuts on Livestream Nov 8, 2016 Featuring Cannabis Maven Susan Squibb

The Ladybud Show, a web show about the culture to normalize cannabis, the struggles of veteran activists as well as industry newcomers debuts as an extension of the online sister blog Ladybud.com. As such, Ladybud Show Host Diane Fornbacher and Co-Host Crystal Guess will continue to merge poetry, current progressive issues, overall drug policy reform, philosophical thought and fun […]