social stigma

Psychedelics and Other Banned Drugs Offer Hope for Those With Mental Health Issues

Psychedelics and Other Banned Drugs Offer Hope for Those With Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues are often unaddressed in modern society. Many people view issues like depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation as signs that someone simply isn’t trying hard enough. There is a lot of social stigma attached to seeking help for mental health issues. That stigma can put people off from trying therapeutic options or counseling. […]

Suicide Rates are on the Rise, and Cannabis Could Help Reduce Them

Suicide Rates are on the Rise, and Cannabis Could Help Reduce Them

Content Note: This article discusses suicide and suicidal ideation.   Suicide rates are climbing to a point where officials have begun talking about this as a public health issue, not a mental health issue. In 2016, the most recent year with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 45,000 suicides. That’s […]

Can We Stop Treating Addiction Like an Insult?

Can We Stop Treating Addiction Like an Insult?

The cannabis community is comprised of many disparate groups, forced together by their mutual interest in this incredible plant. There are people who enjoy social smoking and use cannabis recreationally. There are people with serious medical conditions that rely on cannabis medicines to reduce their symptoms, stimulate appetite, control pain or get some sleep. There […]

Lady Busines: Jenelle Marie Davis from The STD Project

Lady Busines: Jenelle Marie Davis from The STD Project

Here at Ladybud Magazine, we are also all about harm reduction and education. It should come as no surprise, then, that we’re major fans of The STD Project and its founder, Jenelle Marie Davis. Although Jenelle is not a cannabis activist, she is a rockstar sex-positive feminist whose work is helping slay the (often sexist) […]

1 in 3 Campaign Speak Out Event November 20th

1 in 3 Campaign Speak Out Event November 20th

This Thursday, November 20th, 2014, is the 1 in 3 Campaign’s Abortion Speakout. As part of this national campaign, many women will share the stories of their abortions; some will do so live on Skype, some will speak from a studio in Washington DC, while others have already shared their stories to be read anonymously […]

Why Don’t More Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana?

Why Don’t More Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana?

Yesterday I was at an appointment with a new doctor for a surgical consult, and within the first two minutes of our conversation, he said “I think medical marijuana would really benefit you. Are you interested in learning more about it?” For someone who lives in a state like California, this may seem old hat. And […]

The Sentencing Project Finds Reducing Prisoners Reduces Crime

The Sentencing Project Finds Reducing Prisoners Reduces Crime

The Sentencing Project, an organization dedicated to tracking and exposing inequalities in the criminal justice system, has released a new report that takes a surprising stance on criminal activity and prison. The report, titled “Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime: A Tale of Three States,” analyses the broad impact of the efforts of three states to intentionally […]