Dr. Mitch

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

The Pot: These are five of the many books that lay the foundation for educated activist to become the most informed, persuasive, and entertaining persuaders they can be. The Marijuana Conviction (Richard Bonnie and Charles Whitebread): Here’s the detailed story of cannabis prohibition in all its racist, ignorant splendor. Nobody provides the historical context to […]

Humor 101: A Psychologist Explains How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Humor 101: A Psychologist Explains How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Every single person on earth needs therapy, but few know how to make it the most curative process since ham. Simple guidelines can help you turn pedestrian treatment into a top-of-the-line analysis with all the associated hyphens. These steps will have you on the yellow brick road to the emerald city of common unhappiness as […]

NORML Endorses Three Legalization Initiatives; Seeks Public Help To Pass Them All

NORML Endorses Three Legalization Initiatives; Seeks Public Help To Pass Them All

Photo Credit: Cannabis from 3D Cannabis Center by Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine Citizens’ votes in Colorado and Washington in 2012 to end their state’s cannabis prohibition laws and replace them with ‘tax-n-regulate’ laws arguably has forever broken the back of the federal government’s nearly eighty-year old failed and expensive prohibition. We can lay more bricks of […]

Stoners and Stunners: Renaming and Reclaiming

Stoners and Stunners: Renaming and Reclaiming

We’ve got our share of derogatory slang in the cannabis reform movement. Some terms have worse connotations than others. Pothead. Stoner. Burn out. These can make the inevitable, confused slip to “druggie” and “addict”. Folks in our predicament sometimes have a couple of options: reclaim or rename. Suffragettes taught us bout reclaiming pejorative expressions. Journalist […]

Pushing Skepticism Without Shafting Cannabis Reform

Pushing Skepticism Without Shafting Cannabis Reform

Over the last few days, I have cracked open emails on my laptop that start with sentences like the ones below: Marijuana corrupts the moral fiber of youth. Aliens placed the cannabis plant on our planet to accelerate our evolution. THC cures Alzheimer’s disease. I certainly prefer these to the emails that hawk pills designed […]