“I feel like I’m being thrown away by a country I went and served for.”
Sean Worsley, a Purple Heart recipient who spent five years in the military, including a 14-month deployment to Iraq, is now facing five years in prison.
But — his medical cannabis is illegal as hell in Alabama, where an officer arrested Worsley and his fiancée after searching his vehicle at a gas station.
The officer said he approached their vehicle at the gas station because of loud music and because Worsley was playing air guitar… Which sounds a lot like “being black in Alabama.”
In Alabama, a black person is four times more likely than a white person to be arrested for cannabis, so there is that. Sigh…
Worsley’s life has been destroyed from this arrest.
He is currently facing a five-year prison sentence in one of the worst prisons in the United States because of outdated drug laws, wildly different state-to-state policies, and a system that was designed to lock up African Americans.
He is a Purple Heart recipient, for f*cks sake.
“I feel like I lost parts of me in Iraq, parts of my spirit and soul that I can’t ever get back.” – Sean Worsley
After a nightmare of legal troubles stemming for this arrest, Worsley is caught in the system and he needs our help.
Alabama claims to honor vets, but they sure have a weird way of showing it.
I served four years in the Army in a light infantry unit and this makes me mad as hell.
I am a proud advocate for cannabis, but I still think like a vet and we don’t leave our people behind. Sean has been left behind by the very country he served.
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