My husband’s unit accompanied the 1st and second division of marines in the initial attacks in 2004 on Ramadi and Fallujah in Iraq. As a result, he suffers from PTSD. He is now a resident of Laurens county GA. His doctors at the VA have told him, “We would have prescribed you medical Marijuana years ago if it were legal in GA to do so. He suffers from anxiety attacks, insomnia, and problems going into stores or crowds. As a result of being face to face with countess roadside bombs he also suffers from traumatic brain injury and debilitating migraines. He is currently getting treatment from the VA and I believe more valiant now that he’s home than in his brave service “in action”. He carries himself in love, patience, sobriety and self control. He continues to work even though he is disabled and Excels in his field. Needless to say I could never be prouder, however, I find it cruel that despite his sacrifices and character that he is allowed to go on suffering and being forced to damage his liver with medication experimentation when there is natural alternative available that has proven to help him tremendously. Our government would prosper greatly from the revenues of legal medical Marijuana, even more so than probation, which is now it’s #1 source of income.
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.