In the midst of the dark and tangled mess cannabis prohibition has brought on this world, some examples of its destruction are far more severe than others.
At the beginning of May, Marijuana.com shared the story of David Julian Wightman, a journalist and cannabis activist in Zambia. David was trying desperately to bring attention to the injustices that exist in his country, where large numbers of lower-class citizens are being jailed for simple possession.
In July, David became a victim of the system when police raided his home. Days prior, Zambian authorities declared a “state of emergency” due to an unrelated matter, that gave police extended authority to enter his residence.
David was not at home when the police arrived and his brother was arrested instead. David eventually turned himself in and his brother was released.
When news of the Marijuana.com story broke, it came to the attention of legendary cannabis activist Marc Emery. Marc became passionate about doing anything he could to help.
Yesterday, Marc informed Marijuana.com that he has provided financial assistance to David’s lawyer, in the hopes that it will end this ordeal sooner rather than later.
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