Post Traumatic Stress

My Family Versus the Drug War: Why I’m An Activist

My Family Versus the Drug War: Why I’m An Activist

My name is George and I’m working hard to make marijuana law reform happen NOW because my life and my family’s lives depends on it. Yours does too, but perhaps some of us don’t realize it. This Drug War has cost ALL OF US over 1.5 trillion dollars over the past 50 years. There are […]

Complex PTSD: What Exactly is It?

Complex PTSD: What Exactly is It?

The struggle with mental or emotional illness is largely an unseen one. Most people who battle internal demons appear, to others, to be perfectly physically healthy. It can be difficult for some people to understand that someone who seems healthy most of the time can be completely unwell and unable to control their emotional responses […]

PETITION: Renew Fired Cannabis Researcher’s Contract

PETITION: Renew Fired Cannabis Researcher’s Contract

Two weeks after Dr. Suzanne Sisley was fired from her research position at the University of Arizona, citizens and activists are still rallying behind her. A petition has been started on the website Change.org, requesting that the University of Arizona renew Dr. Sisley’s contract, thus allowing her to begin her groundbreaking study on medical cannabis […]

Happy 4th of July from Ladybud!

Happy 4th of July from Ladybud!

Happy 4th of July from Ladybud ! We encourage everyone to celebrate responsibly and enjoy the freedoms our nation has to offer. Be smart and safe in all that you do, including the use of fireworks and the consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. While celebrating our nation’s Independence Day, take a moment to […]

PTSD, Fireworks and the 4th of July

PTSD, Fireworks and the 4th of July

Here at Ladybud Magazine, we like to offer trigger warnings on articles that could be upsetting to those with certain conditions or certain life experiences. Unfortunately, life doesn’t come with a trigger warning. Most people think that the Fourth of July is all about fireworks, watermelon, grilling out, and celebrating freedom. One of those things, […]

MEMORIAL DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

MEMORIAL DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

After Staff Sargent Mike Whiter returned home from serving his country, he tried to kill himself three times. Whiter served in the US Marines for 11 years, including combat tours in Kosovo and Iraq. After his medical discharge, Whiter sought help from the Veterans Administration for his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as […]

Colorado: Fight for Legalization Protections Rages On

Colorado: Fight for Legalization Protections Rages On

News from Colorado Cannabis Patients Alliance: HB1122, a clean-up bill, defines “locked and enclosed” among other things. Passed and already signed by the Governor. *** The Whizzinator Bill (HB-1040) was killed in committee. Essentially it came down to ridiculousness. It started out as a felony, then got dropped to a misdemeanor, then a civil fine. […]

Trading a Loving Heart for a Purple Heart: The Travis Gilliland Story

Trading a Loving Heart for a Purple Heart: The Travis Gilliland Story

Trigger Warning: This article discusses military service, PTSD, suicide, and self-destructive substance abuse and contains disturbing passages that could be triggering, especially for those who have served or are serving in the military. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: you start talking with someone of a more liberal persuasion about cannabis legalization and/or […]

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer, PART 3

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer, PART 3

By Bud Doc PART THREE, click here for PART ONE ///click here for PART TWO Well, a lot has happened since I last left you. I have completed my transit west and set up camp out here. It was quite the challenging trip! I was met with some very nasty weather, including 60 MPH cross winds that […]

Cannabis Activist Diane Fornbacher’s Journey

Cannabis Activist Diane Fornbacher’s Journey

PHOTO: Shutterboxx Photography/Toni Liu Trigger warning: This article discusses childhood abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, murder, & suicide. In a country where popular television programs receive more votes than national political elections, it seems like a miracle when anyone takes an interest in politics. How is it, then, that some people wind up caring so much […]