post traumatic stress disorder

Psilocybin from ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Help People Manage Depression

Psilocybin from ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Help People Manage Depression

Psilocybin from ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Help People Manage Depression When people think of magic mushrooms, they usually imagine a scene from Alice in Wonderland or perhaps a bunch of young adults at a music festival on a trip. Fewer people seem to recognize that these unusual mushrooms may actually have a profound and beneficial impact […]

Memorial Day: Remembering the Veterans Who Die at Home, As Well As During Duty

Memorial Day: Remembering the Veterans Who Die at Home, As Well As During Duty

Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States intended to celebrate the lives, deaths and sacrifices of military service members who gave their all. At it’s root, Memorial Day is meant to be a day of remembrance for those who died during active duty. However, it’s important to remember that not all veterans who […]

Thanks to Activists, Michigan’s Medical Cannabis Law Could Cover More People

Thanks to Activists, Michigan’s Medical Cannabis Law Could Cover More People

Since its passage in 2008, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act has received significant scrutiny, both from those who want to expand safe access to cannabis and those who want to maintain the status quo of prohibition. The one thing that most people can agree on is that the language of the Act, in retrospect, didn’t […]

Cannamama: I Breastfeed and Use Cannabis

Cannamama: I Breastfeed and Use Cannabis

A couple of weeks ago, after speaking with a handful of receptionists in an effort to find a new primary care physician, I realized there must be a large number of people who are unaware cannabis is the technical term for marijuana.  I discovered this when I asked for the doctor’s stance on cannabis use, and […]

Veteran: We Should Not Have to Break Laws to Find Cannabis Relief for PTSD

Veteran: We Should Not Have to Break Laws to Find Cannabis Relief for PTSD

I’m a 14 year veteran recently discharged for non-compliance to “Treatment”. I was removed from a line unit and assigned to MedHold until cleared by someone with a lot of letters and punctuation behind their name. There is no therapy or medicine provided by the military. In order for me to be compliant, I would […]

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 […]

Drug Policy Reform Advocates Speak, Change Hearts in West Michigan

Drug Policy Reform Advocates Speak, Change Hearts in West Michigan

Last week Thursday, I had the immense pleasure of hearing two inspirational world-changers speak at a local venue in my hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Major Neill Franklin (Ret.), the Executive Director for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and Ethan Nadelmann from the Drug Policy Alliance spoke to a full house at the Wealthy Street Theatre […]

Korra from ‘Avatar’ Battles Bad Guys and PTSD

Korra from ‘Avatar’ Battles Bad Guys and PTSD

Spoiler Alert: This article contains some spoilers for The Legend of Korra, sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Badass lady heroes are often in short supply, and those that are depicted are often either one-dimensional or sadly in need of male rescuers. This is one of many reasons why I fell in love with Korra […]

U.S. House Bill Introduced to Overturn Ban on Veterans Affairs Physicians Recommending Medical Marijuana

U.S. House Bill Introduced to Overturn Ban on Veterans Affairs Physicians Recommending Medical Marijuana

Washington, DC — U.S. House Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with ten bipartisan Congressional cosponsors introduced the “Veterans Equal Access Act” (VEAA) today(November 201th, 2014), marking a concerted federal effort to allow our country’s veterans to become medical marijuana patients in states where it’s legal. The VEAA would simply allow Veterans […]

Prohibition is Scaring and Scarring the Shit Out of Me!

Prohibition is Scaring and Scarring the Shit Out of Me!

Trigger Warning: This article discusses suicide, theft/home invasion and law enforcement dehumanizing a deceased person. The violence due to the prohibition of marijuana has seriously affected my life. In its entirety I have encountered domestic violence, imprisonment due to drugs, imprisonment due to my belief system, gun violence, robbery, dismissal, rejection, unemployment, and now avoidable […]