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Dr. Mitch’s Self-Compassion Chili Recipe

Dr. Mitch’s Self-Compassion Chili Recipe

Get a 4-quart Dutch oven. Try to avoid making jokes. The Dutch don’t really cook like that. You deserve this Dutch oven. You really do. There are lots of things you can cook in it. I’m going to write a ton of recipes for you. They’re going to be great. Really. And they’re all going […]

Letting Cannabis Help PTSD

Letting Cannabis Help PTSD

Getting PTSD added to lists of ailments for medical cannabis has gotten to be an outrageous hassle. Colorado just voted against including it on their medical list, and it’s stirred me up in a way that’s incredibly uncomfortable. I’m sure Ladybud readers know what PTSD is, and I could go into all the base rates […]

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 […]

Careful with Coffee: Work, Worth, and Stimulants in the Holiday Season

Careful with Coffee: Work, Worth, and Stimulants in the Holiday Season

  It’s that time of year when people start asking me about stimulants. They usually mean something to help them get their work done and let them still have enough energy for a party. I used to walk folks through information on time management and sleep hygiene, point out ways to use caffeine without letting […]

NSFW: The Top Eleventeen Reasons to Hate Cannabis List Articles

NSFW: The Top Eleventeen Reasons to Hate Cannabis List Articles

The trendy journalistic habit of trying to reduce complex and nuanced arguments into a handful of McNuggets creates the kind of oversimplified, alarmist thinking that will leave planet earth engulfed in flames. I guess a listicle goes down easy, like a Popsicle, but has the comparable potential for creating nausea and diabetic coma. Yes, lists […]

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 […]

Screwtape Cannabis: A Letter in Support of Prohibition

Screwtape Cannabis: A Letter in Support of Prohibition

Dear Spider Mite: Thanks for your recent letter. I caution you that the reforms created by the legalization movement are growing worse than you seem to acknowledge. As your delightful mother always taught you, serving Satan is its own reward. But I assure you that failing him is not its own punishment. Visit your grandfather, […]

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 […]