I am a 61 year old female and recently retired teacher. I have RA, fibromyalgia, osteoarthristis, Crohns, etc. Marijuana helps a lot with my pain. In 1993, I was first diagnosed with Crohn’s and endured frequent painful “attacks” and fatigue. I hated the meds/steroids and worried about side effects because I have a benign fatty liver. I did not use marijuana while my children were young and tried all the phama my doctors suggested. I didn’t really feel better until cannabis came back into my life. Since I began using cannabis regularly in 2000, my Crohns has been quiescent and I am off most pharmaceuticals. And yes, I was able to function at work while using cannabis – no one knew! My pain is greatly diminished when I use cannabis and I don’t have to worry about side effects or toxicity
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.