I’ve struggled with violent fits of depression for a long time, however, in my family, depression is never something to complain about. They believe that it’s normal to have your “moments” in life, but after I started smoking at the age of 13, I stopped having those fits. If I feel like I’m going to flip out over some miniscule thing, I pack a bowl and calm down. There is no medication out there, that I’ve ever heard of, that has a similar effect without making you incapable of working. Marijuana is exactly what I need, and if it were legal, I could get it in an appropriate manner, and I wouldn’t have to hide my usage so much.
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.