My brother went to jail for helping his wife and others, but said he would do it again

My sister in law was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 21. It was horrible. I won’t go into the details of that I will just say again what she endured was horrible. The only thing that helped during all the treatments was smoking pot. It kept her from vomiting, from feeling bad, and eased her pain better than any pain killer they could give her. ( and she had plenty). She passed away in 2002 at the age of 29. She often said that if she had not had weed she wouldn’t made it that long. Shortly after that my brother was arrested and sent to prison. He was getting the stuff for her and selling it to other families in need. He lost his wife, house, cars, step children, and his life for five years, just trying to help her and others like her. Someone stole his identity while he was in prison, I was told by a local sheriffs office that he deserved the ID theft because of what he had done. No he did not. If you ask him was it worth it and he states YES and he would do it all again for her. How can anyone deny this to anyone? Makes me sick and angry. it is time for this blindness to stop and look at what can help soooooo many and help our community and economy

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 highlighting the stories and work of other women in the fight to end marijuana prohibition.