I have been suffering from fibromyalgia for the last 15 years. I was going to a pain clinic, because that is what my doctor wanted. I had to go through the embarrassment of quarterly drug tests that my insurance and I had to pay for. I’m allergic to almost all pain medicines or they don’t work. The one that does work cost around $300 a month and it doesn’t even work that well. I just lost my insurance due to divorce and have been using pot to keep my sanity. It helps a great deal, better than the pills and if it were legal, I could get a better blend that worked better. I could get edibles, or oils. It is a constant struggle to get relief from this never ending torturous pain. Pot does help and it should be legal for all of us to use.
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.