What is sons and daughters united?
Sons & Daughters United is a national non-profit organization determined to protect parents right to make healthcare, lifestyle, and parenting choices.
What do we BELIEVE in?
As an organization, we believe our parents have the right to make health care choices, which includes their right to treat their illnesses with cannabis. We've lost our parents to prescription drug overdoses, to disease, and to hospitals. We believe our parents deserve alternatives to chemotherapy, to harsh opiates, and to the black market. We believe our parents should be able to treat the children's serious and debilitating conditions with alternative medicines, without the fear of Child Protective Services or police raids. We believe our parents deserve to live in safe communities with police priority, which is why we support the decriminalization of marijuana. Millions of children across the United States live in homes with parents that abuse alcohol, thousands lose their parents to alcoholism each year- we believe our parents should have safer alternatives to alcohol, which is why we support the legalization and the regulation of marijuana on a national level. We believe the War on Drugs to be a war on families- we believe our parents deserve better than the black market, and we deserve more than the foster care system.
Why are we here?
We've seen the effects of the drug war first hand- We've lost our parents to jail cells, our role models to prison sentences, and our college funds to police raids. We've seen how marijuana has our parents lives, we've watched their cancers go into remission, their seizures stop, and their pain ease with the use of cannabis oil. We know the dangers of the foster care system, we understand the stigma associated with marijuana use, and we hope to shine light on marijuana and parenting.
What can we do?
We have started a nationwide lobby effort to speak with lawmakers about reforming marijuana laws on a national and state level. We have began citywide initiatives which remove penalties for possession or transfer of small amounts of marijuana. As an organization, we participate in media campaigns and community events to alter the stigma associated with marijuana and parenting. We can offer hope and support to children and their families who are victims of the drug war and chronic disease.