My name is Jack Wells and I am asking for donations to help hire a lawyer before my court date.
I was arrested for growing cannibis for personal use for me and my wife. I suffer from bipolar and schizophrenia...Cannibis has helped me deal with the symptoms of both as far back as I can remember. But in the state of North Carolina it is still illegal to use. As for my wife, she has Multiple Sclerosis, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and glaucoma. She uses cannibis to deal with the pain she has on a daily basis.
I hated that my wife was using so many pills that where killing her slowly, so I started growing cannibis to help her. I had 13 plants growing and none had smokeable parts on them when I was arrested. The police and sheriff departments charged me with manufacturing, maintaining a dwelling, and less than an 1/2 ounce of product.
The laws need to be changed so people who use cannibis as medicine can benefit from the many benefits of the plant. My wife does not smoke cannibis, she ingest it in cookies and brownies. Since she has started this her use of pain medicine has drastically decreased. Her hope is to get off the pain medicine completely and stop damaging her liver and heart with each pill.
As for me, the use of pharmaceuticals has been a nightmare...I shake uncontrollable, my balance is gone, and my memory is slowly going down hill. Alnost all my family members deal with a chemical imbalance and this causes pharmaceuticals to have an opposite effect on us as a whole. This being said, I have never had these effects from the use of cannibis.
Due to North Carolinas laws, I am looking at prison time and that means leaving my wife behind for a undetermined amount of time. She is about to have a major surgery, hip replacement, and she has no one else that can take care of her after the surgery. My hope is to get donations to help with hiring a lawyer before my court dates. The first one is on August 26th, which doesn't give me much time.
Any amount will help us, even a dollar. I am in the process of filing for my disability and my wife's only income is her disability, so hiring an attorney isextremely hard, especially with rent and other household bills each month.
Thank you for tanking the time to read my story and donating to the legal fund. I will keep this page updated after the court date.