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Paula Joana: On Gratitude, Losing a Child, and Making a Difference

Paula Joana: On Gratitude, Losing a Child, and Making a Difference

IMAGE: Paula and Phil Joana with daughter Sabina and son Rocco. All images courtesy of Paula Joana. Editor’s Note: Paula Joana is the mother of Sabina Rose, who died in New Jersey in December, 2013, awaiting access to medical cannabis. Weed on My Mind by Paula Joana I want to take a moment to thank […]

Reform Activists Give Thanks

Reform Activists Give Thanks

We here at Ladybud Magazine are grateful for the year we’ve had with you, our readers, while we find our voices to lend to socially progressive issues — not just cannabis or overall drug policy reform, though we focus strongly on these issues. Our voices also allow us to unite with our brothers and sisters in […]

Reality Check On Marijuana Moms Media Coverage

Reality Check On Marijuana Moms Media Coverage

Recently, there has been a confounding media frenzy on the sensationalized phenomenon of “marijuana moms,” women who smoke cannabis to get through the stress of being a parent. The comparison is a familiar one, of “mother’s little helpers,” blatant references to 1960s housewives who would take a Valium or a Quaalude to ease the burden […]

Colorado’s First Legal 4/20: NORML Women’s Alliance Wake N’ Bake

Colorado’s First Legal 4/20: NORML Women’s Alliance Wake N’ Bake

Denver, CO- Well, it’s 4/21, early in the morning the day after. It’s a slow moving morning high in the Rockies, the sun is eye-level and sunglasses are useless. Downtown Denver is already alive with commerce. The city’s lodging has been booked-full of activists and stoners, domestic and international, and interested others who have joined […]