Meet Aurora Leveroni, better known as Nonna Marijuana, a 91-year-old woman who creates medical marijuana-infused, Italian home-style meals for people in need of weed’s medicinal purposes. Nonna does not take part in her infused meals, but is a very strong advocate for the use of medical marijuana.
It all started when her daughter, Valerie Corral, suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident which caused her to have up to 5 grand mal seizures a day. Valerie went through different medicine and became strung out on all of the pharmaceuticals with little difference in her well-being.
She started self-experimenting with weed due to a study that was supposed to expose the harms of marijuana but instead revealed the medical benefits of the drug. After three weeks, she noticed a considerable difference in her health and then self-prescribed marijuana as her new pharmaceutical.
Now, Val and Nonna have a massive garden at an undisclosed location in the hills of Northern California where they grow and harvest over 20 different strains of marijuana. Val is Executive Director and Co-Founder of Women and Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, the first non-profit dispensary of medical marijuana. WAMM is a community, volunteer-based garden that supplies to everyone no matter what they’re able to pay.
To learn more about Nonna, Val, their cause and how they make a delicious weed-infused feast, watch below.