Stories from the Movement

My wife and I lost our son, Marc, to an accidental prescription drug overdose. I am speaking out now because I want Marc’s story to help others.

Our son Sean used medical marijuana to relieve the awful symptoms and side effects associated with his cancer and treatment.

Scott Ward suffers from multiple sclerosis. Medical marijuana alleviates many of his MS symptoms that before were unmanageable.

Sean's struggle with a rare form of cancer caused terrible nausea and vomiting. Desperate for relief, Sean tried medical marijuana.

I’ve spent the last decade working to help others treat people who use drugs with compassion, as one would with any other health condition.

None of the medication Irvina’s doctors prescribed for multiple sclerosis alleviated her severe muscle spasm pain -- but medical marijuana helps.

Carole’s son Martin died from injection-related AIDS when he was 33. People can recover from drug addiction. There is no cure for AIDS.

I lost my daughter to a drug overdose. Society doesn’t like to talk about drugs, addiction and overdose, but this is a problem we can't ignore.

I lost my son, and my grandson lost his Daddy, because someone was afraid to call 911.

At his most vulnerable times, Sal was turned away from numerous treatment programs that we had worked together to find.

Sting, George Soros and Montel Williams agree: our drug policies must be grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

With a Mama-bear mentality, I seek to alter what we know must be changed. I believe that we mothers are the silent majority.

Yearning to reduce both his own suffering and the burden MS has placed on his family, Charles Kwiatkowski decided to try medical marijuana.

A young woman struggles to cope with the death of her father, who was infected with AIDS as a result of injection drug use.

The life of a nurse and devoted mother of three was changed forever when Alabama state police raided her home for drugs.