capital ventures’ open the doors for growth in this industry. This is indicative that America is altering its perspective on marijuana.
However, we still live in a society where hypocrisy and political gain run rampant in our judicial system. Case in point, Galen Fisher, Las Vegas iron worker and family man, opened and operated a small altruistic alternative treatment center, “The Flower Garden,” with the intent to help patients obtain knowledge and medical marijuana cards.
Although in its fledgling stage, the alternative treatment center, which had been marketed through Craigslist and its 1-800 numbers, attracted many individuals in need of help in their search for a safe alternative to the pharmaceutical chemicals masked as medications.
Their mission was to help those with medical needs, a safe and professional means of obtaining the medical marijuana. From veterans traumatized daily with PTSD, to those fighting to survive brain cancer or chronic pain, to those who need handfuls of pills to ease what has become overwhelming, The flower Garden enhanced the ability for them to face their struggles in a holistic healing way as opposed to enduring the countless side effects offered by pharmaceutical companies.
Mr. Fisher is not the only one to see the growing popularity of the medical marijuana trend. Several key members of the judicial system have applications in to start their own dispensaries, as well as members of the newly formed task force designed to eliminate the competition. Also known as S.C.O.R.E., undercover agents set out to shut down the only way patients can currently obtain their cannabis.
Unfortunately for Mr. Fisher, these pillars of the community, sworn to protect our rights, have other self-serving interests first. Mr. Fisher was tracked down and arrested for the same actions these “leaders” are investing in, and is currently being held in lieu of $100,000 bail for less than an ounce of pot (20.5 gms). Housed with murderers, over a misdemeanor amount, sounds like cruel and unusual punishment, not to mention the disregard for reasonable bail; Galen is forced to fight this battle with his hands tied, from the inside. Yet taxpayers’ money and judicial resources are being wasted to foot the bill of incarceration and prosecution.
Several advocacy groups have joined Mr. Fisher, as well as countless other “Cannabis POWs,” namely The Human Solution INT., a non-profit group fighting battles all across the U.S. for patient rights. “Because no one should go to jail for a Plant.”