I was 15 when I started getting depressed about random events in my life. Everyday it got harder, and harder to bare with everything that was going on around me. I went to a friends house one weekend, and he said he had bought weed for us, and I said okay what are we going to smoke it with? he said he had a glass bowl, and at the time I did not know what a (bowl) was so I just said alright. We went to our other buddy’s house, and smoked in his mom’s car at like 11.00 pm. It was crazy I didn’t get high, we smoked 2 bowls of what we had, and got out the car they looked so baked, and a big cloud came out of the car, and like folded over the roof it looked awesome, but I wasn’t high. So a couple months go by I didn’t smoke, I didn’t hang out with anyone who did, I just wasn’t into it. Then one day I was headed to my Grandparents house and my grandmother had picked me up to go with her we were riding down the road a pretty good ways away from her house about to pass a green light, my grandmother takes her sunglasses that are on the top of her head, and pulls them down, and she doesn’t see it turn red. I look, and it was a split second, and we tailed someone, and both cars went spinning. We got flung off the road into a empty old car dealership parking lot. So after all the insurance stuff was done. We went to the E.R my grandmother had a broken foot and I got my back bandaged, and like taped up looking, and I was that way for awhile and I hurt so.. so.. bad I tried cannabis one more time because I heard it gets rid of chronic pain, and Oh My Lord I was flying on cloud 9, and loved every second of it. I ate so much lol, I was pain free <3 ever since that day that it worked, and I could freely work with my grandmother without taking breaks because of my back hurting all the time. Every time I bent over or started sweeping I just was put in tears, but with weed… It was amazing I barely feel any pain whatsoever. I am very thankful of this plant and I am also very thankful for the man upstairs that let me live my life pain free. I will always support cannabis and it would be amazing here just to walk down the road and buy from a dispensary. I hope the government realizes this and the citizens of our state do as well. [Oh SB 7 Please be passed] I hope you enjoyed reading and I hope your day goes amazing.

About Author

Sharon is a wife, mother, caregiver, business owner and life long resident of Georgia. Her eyes were opened when her family was traumatized by the “War on Drugs”, she uses her ears to listen to other victims and her voice to tell their stories and educate others on the direct and indirect harms of prohibition and how it affects us all.

Sharon has been a guest on numerous radio stations across the country as well as local and regional TV news affiliates. As well as LadyBud Magazine, HighTimes Magazine and Main Street. She was recently nominated by Mass/Cann NORML for National Female Activist of the Year. Sharon has traveled the country speaking on various topics including drug policy, activism, southern strategies and harm reduction. She produces a segment on 420radio.com highlighting the stories and work of other women in the fight to end marijuana prohibition.