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You’re Invited: Parents Organize Birthday Party in Memory of Sabina Rose

You’re Invited: Parents Organize Birthday Party in Memory of Sabina Rose

Today, August 21st, 2014, would have been Sabina Rose‘s second birthday. Born with Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, beautiful, sweet Sabina passed away on December 2, 2013.  The most tragic thing about this little girl’s passing was that she was waiting for legal access to a high-CBD cannabis oil. She hadn’t responded well […]

Mother/Activist Paula Joana Confronts Governor Chris Christie

Mother/Activist Paula Joana Confronts Governor Chris Christie

PHOTO: Lefty Grimes/Sativa Cross By now, many of you have already seen the footage of Paula Joana confronting New Jersey Governor Chris Christie yesterday at a town hall meeting in Fairfield. If you haven’t seen it already, here it is. Have some tissues handy before pressing play: Video credit: Lefty Grimes/Sativa Cross I wanted to […]

New Jersey Should Tax and Regulate Marijuana

New Jersey Should Tax and Regulate Marijuana

PHOTO: Lefty Grimes/SativaCross The Coalition for Medical Marijuana-New Jersey urges the state to adopt a program of legalized, taxed and regulated marijuana distribution for adults, similar to the program in Colorado. This is the most efficient way to meet the needs of the numerous patients in this state who can be helped by medical marijuana. […]

Ladybud Honors International Epilepsy Day – Wednesday, March 26

Ladybud Honors International Epilepsy Day – Wednesday, March 26

Today, Wednesday March 26, is International Epilepsy Awareness Day. Since our launch, Ladybud Magazine has been committed to sharing the stories of people with epilepsy – both children and adults – who are struggling with state and federal laws to achieve safe, reliable, and consistent access to cannabis medicine. Our first story about cannabis treatment […]

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 […]

Medical Marijuana Patients and Advocates Speak Out at New Jersey Oversight Hearing

Medical Marijuana Patients and Advocates Speak Out at New Jersey Oversight Hearing

Medical marijuana patients and advocates finally had a chance to air their grievances with the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program at an Assembly Regulatory Oversight committee hearing at the New Jersey State House in Trenton today. The committee was led by Chairman Assemblyman Reed Gusciora and Vice-Chair Assemblyman Timothy J. Eustace. Representatives from the Coalition […]

Sabina Rose, 2012-2013

Sabina Rose, 2012-2013

Editor’s note: Submitted to Ladybud by Meghan and Brian Wilson Sabina Rose was just 15 months old. She was a beautiful baby, a sweet Jersey girl who loved her family, especially her new baby brother Rocco. Sabina loved to dance and had a giggle that her parents found mesmerizing. Sabina suffered from a devastating form […]