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Parents 4 Pot loves to make a difference in the lives of those in the cannabis reform community. No one knows first hand how terrible this war is than the families of those who are struggling to make ends meet in their roles as an activist, medical refugee, or those serving time for cannabis. They are organizing Amazon.com Wish Lists for each POW’s family. They are hoping Ladybud Magazine readers will chip in a few bucks to send a gift to a kid whose family is paying the ultimate price from the drug war.
There are gifts of all shapes and sizes. Feel free to choose some gifts that are within your budget, or you can donate directly to the P4P Holiday Drive by PayPal. Send your donation to email@example.com with “Holiday Drive” in the memo/notes section. P4P will select presents for families on the list.
Together we can ensure our community stays strong and that those less fortunate have a wonderful holiday despite life’s many challenges.
If you know of a family who could use some help but is not listed here, please let P4P know. They will need the name of the family, kids names and ages, what they would like for Christmas (clothes, backpacks, video games, music, movies, etc.) and where to ship. Explain the hardship the family is facing. If there are links to news stories, they are most helpful.
The list below sadly continues to grow as more people are arrested each minute for cannabis. Please keep up to date with P4P by visiting their site, liking their Facebook page and following them on Twitter.
Luke Scarmazzo was sentenced to over two decades in prison for providing medical cannabis to patients in California. It is the most abusive sentence ever handed down by the Feds for a medical cannabis conviction. Luke has been separated from his daughter Jasmine for many years as a result. Please take the time to make this little girl’s holiday wishes come true. You can find her Amazon Wish List HERE.
Chris is the father of a son who is in need of a few things. Please send a quick gift in appreciaton of Chris and his dedication to this cause. A small gesture can go a long way to help in these difficult days for the Williams family. Their Amazon Wish List can be found HERE.
Refugee Family: The Hardys
Brittany Hardy and her daughter Jaqie are separated from Kirk and her other daughters so that she may treat her daughter’s medical condition with cannabis. The family is struggling to keep up, as they must keep up two homes in two states in addition to the expenses of having an ill child. The are advocates for cannabis freedom and have been vocal about the issues they face in their community. Jaqie is responding positively to cannabis treatment and they look forward to the day they can rejoin their family at home in Tulsa, OK. You can find their holiday wish list HERE.
The impact to all of the family members has been so great, but it has been worth it to see Cyndimae blossom into an interactive young girl full of life who participates in life instead of watching life go by from the sidelines in a wheelchair. She walks, runs and plays now a days. Free from all pharmaceutical medications except a naturally sourced progesterone, this is solely a beautiful miracle of cannabis. It has been a very difficult, yet very rewarding journey for the family. Having the family in two locations has been very difficult on all of them. Please help make their holidays a little more enjoyable. Their wishlist can be found HERE.
Weldon Angelos has served a decade of his 55 year sentence for marijuana. His sons have grown up without their father due to unjust mandatory minimum sentencing. Weldon’s case is representative of the immorality of these laws and their impact on families. Three small time sales of about one and a half pounds resulted in this harsh sentencing because of the accusation he possessed guns at the time of the transactions. Times have been incredibly tough on the family the last few years and your support during the holidays means a lot to his two young sons. Their Amazon wish list can be found HERE.
Crystal Munoz is currently serving 10 years and 10 months in prison for conspiracy charges for marijuana involving a larger trafficking ring. Because of prior possession charges and mandatory sentencing guidelines she received an extremely harsh sentence after pleading not guilty and going to trial. She is the mother of two beautiful daughters who could use some love this holiday season. She was pregnant with her youngest child when first put in custody. Her daughters are 7 and 8 years old now, and Crystal is working for clemency. Her daughters’ Amazon Wish List can be found HERE.
Heather Buchanan is a 38-year-old disabled woman, that has been active in the Medical Marijuana community since 1998. Suffering from Fibromyalgia and degenerative disc disease, as well as other health issues, she has overcome a lot , and opened a cannabis tea business that helped supplement her income . Unfortunately due to her declining health, she has had to put it on hold. She has two daughters, Columbia who is 17 and Isobel age 11. Making their holiday special would be a great gift for two beautiful teen girls that could use some cheer. You can see the family’s Amazon Wish List HERE.
Lisa is one of two parents who had volunteered to testify in court about the benefits of cannabis for her son Noah’s Autism in order to add Autism to the list of qualifying conditions in MI. Noah has a diagnosis of Dravet Syndrome in addition to his Autism and other conditions and Lisa is a single parent struggling to take care of herself and her son without much help.
Lisa has had enormous success with using cannabis oil to control his seizures and to reverse some impairment caused by autism. She and continues to share her son’s story with others and has already affected countless lives. You can see the family’s Amazon Wish List HERE.
POW Ricardo Monte’s Family (COMING SOON)
Ricardo Montes was also sentenced to over two decades in prison for his role in providing medical cannabis to patients in the Central Valley of CA. he left behind two young children who could use some love from our community this holiday season. These cruel and unusual cases of extreme punishment for cannabis must stop. Please support this family by getting the kids something from their Amazon wish list HERE.
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