Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

How Dr. Bronner’s Is Helping Legalize Medical Psychedelic Use

How Dr. Bronner’s Is Helping Legalize Medical Psychedelic Use

Anyone who enjoys reading has probably spent more hours than they would like to admit in their shower, staring at the unusually laid out text that wraps around the bottles of Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap. The label features not only a list of uses for this amazing, natural soap but also what amounts to […]

Meet MAPS, the Organization Funding and Conducting Psychedelic Research

Meet MAPS, the Organization Funding and Conducting Psychedelic Research

Now that we have taken the time to highlight most of the banned substances with established and acknowledged mental health benefits, we’d like to spend the next few weeks discussing research and organizations that work with psychedelics. This week, we will start out by highlighting MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. MAPS is well-known […]

LSD May Actually Help Harmonize the Brain and Fight Depression

LSD May Actually Help Harmonize the Brain and Fight Depression

The use of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) in therapeutic settings remains a somewhat divisive topic. It can produce experiences similar to psychosis, but it also helps reorganize neural networks in the brain and help people experience the world from a new perspective. It remains a Schedule I substance, which means that most physicians and clinicians […]

Ibogaine Therapy Can Offer Addiction Relief During Opioid Withdrawal

Ibogaine Therapy Can Offer Addiction Relief During Opioid Withdrawal

Long used as a part of Bwiti rituals, the Iboga tree from West-Central Africa has a powerful psychedelic alkaloid compounds, called ibogaine, that develops in its roots. In Bwiti, the roots of this special shrub are consumed during rituals for a variety of reasons. There is also anecdote of hunters using the substance in lower […]

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 […]

Ladybud Writer Picks for End of Year Giving 2015

Ladybud Writer Picks for End of Year Giving 2015

Below readers will find organizations and individuals who have helped the medicinal and adult use cannabis cause as well as overall drug policy reform (which includes shining light on reducing for-profit prisons, juvenile detention, prisoner/family support). These organizations and individuals deserve our financial support for their work as it benefits us all on a national […]

Year End Giving: Ladybud Magazine Reader Favorites

Year End Giving: Ladybud Magazine Reader Favorites

It’s almost 2015 but not quite yet! That means it’s time for end-of-year giving. While there are over a million charitable organizations from which to choose, Ladybud Magazine asked readers and staff to suggest a few that are their favorites. Some of the organizations might be recognizable but we’ve made a special effort to include […]

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

If you’re planning on blowing the hemp socks off of any of your loved ones this holiday season, you will heed well to the following gift suggestions from Ladybud staff and our friends. We’ve got the intel on some of the best products for free thinkersĀ to celebrate the season! SomeĀ of the great women business owners […]

Today is the Last Day to Help Crowdfund the Legalization of Psychedelic Therapy

Today is the Last Day to Help Crowdfund the Legalization of Psychedelic Therapy

UPDATE: While the Indiegogo campaign is closed after raising $130,888, MAPS is still accepting donations toward this legalization push. Although the campaign perks are no longer available, those wishing to support this excellent organization can donate by following this link. They also accept Bitcoin donations. Today is the last day to contribute to the Indiegogo […]

Psychedelic Medicine in Mainstream Media? Sanjay Gupta Looks at Psychedelics

Psychedelic Medicine in Mainstream Media? Sanjay Gupta Looks at Psychedelics

Having helped begin the recent mainstream media conversation about medical marijuana and the fact that children are dying due to a lack of safe access, Sanjay Gupta is definitely beloved by many in the legalization movement. Now, he’s setting his sights even higher, focusing on psychedelic medicine in a brief segment aired recently on CNN. […]