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Envisioning a Post-Prohibition World at Psymposia Psychedelics Conference

Envisioning a Post-Prohibition World at Psymposia Psychedelics Conference

Psymposia – Envisioning a Post Prohibition World The snow has melted, spring is slowly regaining its grasp on life as flowers begin to bloom and people emerge from what has been one of the harshest winters ever in New England. It is fitting then, that an blossoming organization offers a springtime continuation of what the […]

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children at Risk Work

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children at Risk Work

Across the country, thousands of children are languishing in abusive prisons and jails. These youths are disproportionately African American and Latino. Most live in poverty. Many of these children were needlessly pushed out of school and into the juvenile justice system. But schools are just one entry point to the juvenile justice system – a […]

Brain Cancer Awareness Month: Craig “51” Rodgers, Cannabis Warrior

Brain Cancer Awareness Month: Craig “51” Rodgers, Cannabis Warrior

ALL PHOTOS: Facebook Editor’s note: I wrote this after Craig Rodgers, aka “51”, passed away in June of last year.  It seemed too personal and sad to share this piece when I wrote it last summer. In fact, when I wrote it, I used the second person pronoun “you” because it was too hard to […]

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

PHOTO: K. Garbutt At the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws website, one can find state-by-state bills, laws, legal representation, current polls, research and other data. Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to […]

Are Pot Smokers Really Lazy? The Motivation Behind Amotivational Syndrome

Are Pot Smokers Really Lazy? The Motivation Behind Amotivational Syndrome

IMAGE: Still of Brad Pitt in True Romance (1993) Talk of cannabis turning delighted taxpayers into lazy slugs abounds again. I usually hear it on the radio after arising early to write, hitting the exercise bike, teaching two classes, enduring a faculty meeting, arranging for one daughter to get to gymnastics and the other to […]

INTERVIEW: Dr. Mitch Earleywine

INTERVIEW: Dr. Mitch Earleywine

PHOTO: Dr. Earleywine giving a TED talk. All photos courtesy of Dr. Mitch Earleywine We caught up with Dr. Mitch Earleywine, Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at the University at Albany, State University of New York and newly elected Chair of the Executive Board at NORML. He earned a Ph.D. in Clinical […]

Dissecting Sanjay Gupta’s New View On Marijuana

Dissecting Sanjay Gupta’s New View On Marijuana

Ladybud Magazine Managing Editor, Angela Bacca, and I sat down to discuss Sanjay Gupta’s CNN Special on medical marijuana and why he changed his opinion on it. It also touches on a topic I recently discussed on the myth of the “marijuana withdrawal.” MARYJANE DOE: I just watched the Sanjay Gupta better-than-the-typical-mainstream-hit-piece on CNN, and I […]

Mothers Are Slightly Insane

Mothers Are Slightly Insane

PHOTO: My son and I, on his third birthday My mother was born in Mexico City in 1940. She attended an all-girls Catholic boarding school until she was 17-years-old. She was a child bride at 18, leaving her parents’ home to move in with my father, and had all her children before the age of […]