The cops came in and took away my big brother to jail for .5 grams

I smoke green myself not everyday but occasionally but my worst story of the war on drugs was when I was 15 are 16 and the DTF come to my house in White Co georgia with a warrant they said, but never did show a warrant. They arrested my brother for less than a dime of pot probably .5 of a gram. Yet after all that they gave him a plea deal of 6 months for .5 and 7 years probation and labeled him as a felon so he can never buy a gun.  He has it on his record for life.  That to me is wrong plus now I view police different. I use to think they were here to protect and serve but I now know there really here to seize and arrest.  I’m 24 now so that has been a few years.  I have kids and wouldn’t want my children to smoke or drink but when they turn 21 what can I do but let them decide, not the gov, them. That’s how we should look at legalization. Why should big brother decide what I put in my body if I’m not bothering any one else and sitting on the couch eating and watching YouTube videos.  It’s bull and a way to control us as Americans and as Georgians, so please Georgia legalize today and save a life for tomorrow cause should people who are arrested for less than a gram be considered felons I don’t thank so!

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.

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