I have been affected by quadriplegia from a traumatic neck injury since 2006. After that, I completed a BSBE at UGA and I am now a rising software developer for a large international company. Medical Marijuana has been one the most effective medicines against my many ailments caused by my quadriplegia. Marijuana virtually eliminates strong muscle spasms that can in some case cause injury, but often the spasms prevent me from doing the simplest tasks, such as getting in and out of bed, and driving. Marijuana also helps regulate my limited bowel and bladder control. It also relieves chronic pain from my neck’s fusion site and other muscles that are overworked while living in a wheelchair. It helps me overcome anxiety about being in public while refined to my wheelchair. I look forward to see y’all at the next NORML meeting on April 7. It will be the first one I am attending. I’d like to become more involved in this legalization effort. I believe I have a lot to contribute, being an educated disabled man who could greatly benefit for medicinal cannabis. Thanks for reading! & best wishes
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.