Tom McCain – Executive Director

Tom McCain is a retired Georgia Peace Officer who served as a Deputy Sheriff in both Laurens and Johnson counties. He retired as the Chief Deputy of Johnson County and holds a specialized Senior Deputy Certification. He is a member of The Constitutional Sheriffs and Police Officers Association (CSPOA) and of Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP). He is also an Air Force Veteran, retiring as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service.

After his retirement from law enforcement, Tom was reintroduced to cannabis as a way to deal with chronic back pain. He began doing research about cannabis and used himself as a test patient. He is illegally healed and has been able to stop the usage of numerous pharmaceuticals prescribed by the Veterans Administration.

Once Tom discovered that the Prohibition of Cannabis was based on racial bias and corporate greed, he got active in the movement to reform Georgia’s Draconian marijuana laws. He says, “I have made it my mission to end cannabis prohibition in Georgia.”

Tom is a founding member of Spartacus Legal Foundation and served as both its Chief Investigator and interim Executive Director. He has been a guest on Generation Why and on I Take Liberty With My Coffee.

On April 17th, 2017 Tom was unanimously elected as the Executive Director of Peachtree NORML.

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Sharon Ravert – Deputy Director

Sharon was a founder of Peachtree NORML and the organization’s first Executive Director.  After taking a break for a few years, she accepted the Deputy Director’s position when she was asked to return to the board.

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 used her ears to listen to other victims and her voice to tell their stories and educated 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 MagazineHighTimes Magazine and Main Street. She was nominated by Mass/Cann NORML for National Female Activist of the Year. Sharon traveled the country speaking on various topics including drug policy, activism, southern strategies and harm reduction. She produced a segment on highlighting the stories and work of other women in the fight to end marijuana prohibition.

Chris Cahill – Secretary

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Erica Darragh – Outreach Director

Erica’s activism career began in digital rights and anti-censorship in 2011.  Since 2014 she has worked in drug policy reform and harm reduction.

Currently, Erica is a board member at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, chapter director of DanceSafe Georgia, co-founder of People for Sensible Drug Culture, and a board member for Psymposia. Erica is also the founder of Sunrise Movement North Georgia.

Erica was selected as Peachtree NORML’s Outreach Director in January of 2020.

Brittany Leeds- Treasurer

brittany - CopyBrittany, a Georgia native, is a victim of our failed drug war policies. At age 19 she was awakened by a drug task force with guns pointing at her as she was pulled out of bed at 4:00 a.m. Overnight she became an activist while she continued her education, graduating from the College of Environment + Design at the University of Georgia with a degree in Landscape Architecture. For ten years she has been traveling the country educating, interviewing and documenting the war on drugs. Working with Peachtree NORML she has played an integral part in planning conferences, vigils, protests and events across the nation.
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Joseph McCrary — Co-Communications Director

“Joe Mack” is a Cannabis Educator, Photojournalist, and advocate of cannabis research in GA colleges and universities. Born and raised in Macon, GA, Joe earned his B.A. from HBCU Albany State University in Albany, GA.  Joe is a future M.Ed at Georgia State University.

Joe and his puppeted-crotchet persona Lil Joe have traveled to innumerable cannabis events in GA and beyond gathering as much vital cannabis info as possible.  He transfers that knowledge to the citizens of Georgia through social media and public speaking.

Joe was selected as Peachtree NORML’s Co-Director of Communications in January of 2020.

(2) Comments

  1. Barbara Humphrey

    My friend from Syracuse, NY, Mike Smithson, just sent me a link to this group. I now live in Savannah and would like to find other drug legalizers in this area and stay in touch with all of you. I just sent a friend request to Sharon and look forward to being in contact with her.

    1. Kim Smith

      Thank you!