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Job Security vs. Personal Freedoms: An Analysis of Priorities

Job Security vs. Personal Freedoms: An Analysis of Priorities

Trigger Warning: This article discusses a police raid. I’ve been living my life inside a confirmation bias bubble for a few years now. The bubble has meandered a bit as I educated myself with the help of my hunni, my like-minded online community and Mr. Google. But for the most part, because of my own […]

Claim Your Reclaim & the Wonders of Silicone

Claim Your Reclaim & the Wonders of Silicone

For some of us, there’s nothing quite as exciting as trying your hand at alchemy.  Alchemy is a broad term for mixing elements and compounds to produce something else.  Whenever I use that word, it’s referring to one of my medicinal creations.  One online dictionary defines it as “any magical power or process of transmuting […]

The Gateway Theory Revisited and Proved Possible?

The Gateway Theory Revisited and Proved Possible?

  The Gateway Theory, such a bogus term.  I mean what WERE they smokin’ when they came up with that? Someone was watching too much Star Trek if you ask me! So … as if anyone doesn’t know this, the Gateway theory states that when kids use cannabis, it makes them want to try other […]

Increase Your Functional Energy: Tips and Tricks

Increase Your Functional Energy: Tips and Tricks

PHOTO: Danielle Moler, Creative Commons I recently wrote about the importance of balancing suffering and compassion.  In the end, it took a potentially esoteric direction lacking in actual useable information.  But alas, when the words are a-flowin’ who am I to stop them, eh?  This time, I’d like to offer some examples of functional ways […]

Are Cannabis Death Stats No Longer Zero?

Are Cannabis Death Stats No Longer Zero?

Photo: Bryan Ochalla Statistics have a tendency of separating us from the magnitude of death. The news today tells us many stories about deaths from all around this little blue planet. But two particular deaths are what this blog post is about. It’s a small number … 2. But the sterility of the statistic hides […]

What Does 4/20 Mean to You? Ladybud Writers Reflect on April 20

What Does 4/20 Mean to You? Ladybud Writers Reflect on April 20

Susan Squibb: 4/20 is a holiday and 4/20 is a public protest. It is a day when people who appreciate cannabis go beyond their fear and out themselves by consuming in public. Yes, it is about getting high and feeling happy, but more importantly it is about letting go of fear and finding community. Dr. […]

Palliative Pet Care Using Cannabis

Palliative Pet Care Using Cannabis

It was gearing up to be a very busy work week for me with my eager anticipation of reaching forty hours.  On day two of five I came home to find that my old kitty India had soiled herself yet was sleeping soundly. I wasn’t terribly surprised – at nineteen years that body was tired and […]

Gardening Genius

Gardening Genius

PHOTO: Woman in Eden, framed against the Eden Project biomes There really are a million ways to be. I’ve said this before – Cat Stephens’ tune just says it all – but for me, the way to BE must be in combination with nature in some way, shape, or form. The word “amazing” can mean so […]