Before cannabis products were legalized in the state of Colorado, a lot of the Denver prisons and jails were filled with people that got into trouble for cannabis possession.
My sibling was 1 of those people.
My sibling is a super good guy. He always worked tough to help our mom put food on the table when the two of us were kids. My sibling is about 7 years older. When I was young, he was a teenager. I always looked up to him love he was a god. One afternoon our mom received a call from our sibling. He was in jail for intent to distribute marijuana. My mom freaked out and refused to bail him out of jail. He sat in the cell for several months before a judge finally heard that case. My sibling tried to tell the judge that he did not intend on selling marijuana. The amount of marijuana he had on his person was 20 grams, and according to the Denver laws, that was enough to charge our sibling with intent to distribute. He was still in prison when Denver, Colorado legalized recreational marijuana. My sibling appealed the case with a weird lawyer and he got out of prison a couple of years ago. I’m trying to make up for lost time. The two of us missed out on a lot of anniversarys, Christmas’s, and family get-togethers. My mom still won’t talk to our sibling, even though the court found him to be innocent of the charges now that the laws have changed. I hope I can find a way to get our family back together.