POW Holiday Drive - Parents 4 Pot

Parents 4 Pot POW and Cannabis Community Holiday Drive

PARENTS 4 POT'S SECOND ANNUAL CANNABIS POW AND COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DRIVE

We love to make a difference in the lives of those in our 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 role as an activist, medical refugee, or those serving time for cannabis. We are organizing Amazon.com Wish Lists for each POW's family. We hope you 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 parents4pot@gmail.com with "Holiday Drive" in the memo/notes section. We will select presents for families on the list for you. 

We appreciate the support and are overwhelmed by the generosity of this community. Together we can ensure our community stays strong and that those less fortunate have a wonderful holiday despite life's many challenges. Feel free to contact us directly with any questions you may have, and again... THANK YOU!

If you know of a family who could use some help but is not listed here, please let us know in the feedback section below. We need the name of the family, the kids names and ages, what they would like for Christmas (clothes, backpacks, video games, music, movies, etc.) and where we should ship it too. Also send us some information about the hardship situation.

Below are lists for families whose info we have already gathered. Please check back frequently as our list is sure to grow.

 

POW Luke Scarmazzo's Family

Luke Scarmazzo was sentenced to over two decades in prison for providing medical cannabis to patients in California. It is the most abusive sentences 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.

POW Ricardo Monte's Family

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

POW Chris Williams' Family

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.

More information about Chris and his case can be found HERE.

To read more about Luke's situation check out this piece he did called 8,000 days to Emancipation 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.

You can read more about their situation on LadyBud here.

Refugee Family the Meehans

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 pharma 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.

More information on their story can be found here.

POW Weldon Angelos' Family

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.

For more information on Weldon's case you can visit here.

POW Crystal Munoz's Family

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.

For more information on Crystal Munoz you can visit her page here.

Activist Family the Buchanans

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.

For more information on the Buchanan Family go here.

Activist Family the Smith's

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 much of the impairment of his 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.

The Martinez Family- Patient Activists

Payton Martinez is a little 3 year old girl, who has been battling cancer most of her life. She was diagnosed at 5 months old, in November of 2011. She has had reoccurring tumors in her abdomen. The type of cancer she has is very rare- undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma. Payton began using cannabis ol to treat her cancer and has seen a reduction in the tumor, which is dying from the core out. The treatments and care has been difficult on the family and has taken its toll. 

Help the family have a great holiday, as they work through Payton's health issues. Their Amazon wish list can be found here.


Showing 11 reactions

  • commented 2014-12-18 12:50:59 -0800
    I would love one. It is on my Christmas list. Unless Santa brings it to me, I probably will never own one. I have lupus and this would make life easier.
  • commented 2014-12-16 05:17:55 -0800
    My kids have no gifts ages 12, 8, 1 they would love a girls xl camouflage winter coat, mechanical pencils, Wii games like just dance make up nail polish a book titled war and peace for the 12 yr old for the 8 yr old she wants an Xbox with the minecraft game and a new tablet’ for the 1 yr old any age appropriate toys for learning I was jailed for 5 th degree possession charge and have no money this year to buy anything please help my family as I’m disabled as well and cannot work all I ask for is to have a wonderful Xmas for my kids….thank u!
  • commented 2014-12-15 08:46:59 -0800
  • commented 2014-12-11 09:08:48 -0800
    Love what you are doing
  • commented 2014-12-10 09:39:12 -0800
    I forgot to put my kids names ages and needs Kimmie age 12 Alexis age 8 Brynnleigh age 1 …. needs are clothing Wii games DVD players music and any age appropriate toys we are suffering due to my disability and I have been jailed for a 5 th degree possession charge I’m currently on probation and unable to use medical marijuana in this state due to severe debilitating pain I am in daily being on probation limits my ability to use marijuana to function through the day and night with the pain I’m in….please help us as I m afraid we will not have any gifts to put under our tree this year for our children
  • commented 2014-12-07 18:39:25 -0800
    All of us here at Mary Jay-n’s are excited to be a part of this!
  • commented 2014-12-07 18:34:30 -0800
  • commented 2014-12-02 22:11:58 -0800
    Im not sure if im too late. Im a disabled mom who has 3 kids(sami14,shelly13 & Ryan8) im on a Tanf grant through the state & have applied 2 times for ssi due to a car wreck & 3 major back surgeries, & been denied without an end in sight! We are now being evicted & have no means of moving & nowhere to move to! My fiencee is also facing 18 months in prison starting January 9th 2015,leaving me to face this homeless alone with my children! Im so afraid for our future! Anything would help provide a better life & xmas for my children, who shouldn’t have to suffer this holiday season! Im praying were not too late..PLEASE HELP,GOD BLESS!
  • commented 2014-11-23 12:24:38 -0800
    I know first hand what this program means to these men and women that are incarcerated. Parents 4 pot helped my family out alot last year when my family became a casualty of the war on pot. I don’t know what we would have done without them and all of the great people that sent gifts for our children. I personally will be paying it forward this year as I am fortunate to be a free man this year. Thank you parents 4 pot and everyone that helped us in our time of need! Merry Christmas to each and every one of !
  • commented 2014-11-22 15:09:33 -0800
    This year page looks great! Very deserving recipients you have here. Please let me know if I can do anything to help this effort besides my donation.
  • commented 2013-12-22 06:39:51 -0800
    Chloe callie and riley applegate . Chloe is 12 loves music and books. Riley is 8 loves sports and legos. Callie moon age 6 loves anything ;) i am facing several felonies in wi court. Since july it has been very rough. We are now homeless and I was forced to give gaurdianship of my kids up so I could see them . We are fighters and will continue to fight. Please help my famiy. I have been on house arrest since aug was forced to leave my job and can not find one due to the charges I am facing. Guilty until proven innocent.