palliative care

Legalize Cannabis: I’m Sick of Watching Patients Starve

Legalize Cannabis: I’m Sick of Watching Patients Starve

I’ve worked in the healthcare industry for the past 17 years, specializing in emergency, rehabilitation and end of life care at facilities ranging from large universities to local community hospitals. It wasn’t until the past 7 years in the long term acute care setting that I started noticing an alarming trend: patients starving to death, […]

Little Loralai Passes On After Battling Brain Tumor with Cannabis

Little Loralai Passes On After Battling Brain Tumor with Cannabis

After four years of filling the lives of everyone around her with love, hope and beauty, Loralai G., a pediatric cannabis patient fighting a severe brain tumor, passed from this world at 9:01 am on January 2nd, 2015. The only child of a single mother, she ended her life as she spent her life: close […]

Year End Giving: Ladybud Magazine Reader Favorites

Year End Giving: Ladybud Magazine Reader Favorites

It’s almost 2015 but not quite yet! That means it’s time for end-of-year giving. While there are over a million charitable organizations from which to choose, Ladybud Magazine asked readers and staff to suggest a few that are their favorites. Some of the organizations might be recognizable but we’ve made a special effort to include […]

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 […]

Palliative Pet Care Using Cannabis

Palliative Pet Care Using Cannabis

It was gearing up to be a very busy work week for me with my eager anticipation of reaching forty hours.  On day two of five I came home to find that my old kitty India had soiled herself yet was sleeping soundly. I wasn’t terribly surprised – at nineteen years that body was tired and […]