Kathy Inman has been standing up for education and social justice since 2003. She’s been organizing educational classes, meetings, and events for almost a decade. Kathy was named "Best Cannabis Advocate of 2016" in the New Times annual Best of Phoenix awards for her advocacy in the name of medicinal liberty. She has taken her questions to state lawmakers and lawmen, and has answered questions for senior citizens in classrooms across Arizona.
"As a woman raised with respect for life, a mother who wants to keep kids safe, and an American for liberty and less government intrusion, I will not ignore the injustice of prohibition.
We lose too many kids to alcohol and drug experimentation, and I know we can save lives by talking about non-toxic alternatives to alcohol and pills. I am a mother, and a grandmother. I want a better future for our kids. I never want a mom to get the call that their child overdosed because they did not understand what they were taking.
After speaking with thousands of people across our state for the last decade, I am confident that I speak for the majority when I say Arizonans are literally sick of this drug war. People are improving, extending, and sometimes even saving their lives with natural alternatives to prescription drugs and alcohol. My hope is to empower others to speak out and tell what they know.
I am not a paid lobbyist, I am just a Mom. The more ordinary people stand up for what is right, the less there will be that is wrong."
Kathy Inman was born and raised in New Jersey, and moved to the valley in 1992. She is a mom who owns her own business and lives with her husband Dave in Gilbert, Arizona.
Don Ream, Sr.
Retired Teamster, age 68
Vietnam Combat Navy Veteran.
Medical Marijuana Patient since 2011
Don lives with his wife Kathleen in Sun City.
John Gleason was born and raised in a Roman Catholic family in small industrial city in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. He attended Holy Family School followed by Mount Carmel High school, then spend a year at the state college at Brockport NY, where he drank too much and obtained an invitation from the college not to return for a second year. Returning home he briefly attended Auburn Community College for less than a semester before quitting to join the Navy & dodge the draft. During his 22 years in the Navy he married his high school girlfriend, Bonnie Muldoon, earned a BS in Mathematics (magna cum laude) and a double MS in Meteorology & Oceanography.
His military experience included being shot at by the North Vietnamese, the Chinese, the North Koreans, the Cambodians, playing a seagoing versions of chicken with a host of war and spy ships of the Soviet Union, and spending an afternoon in a Somali Army jail and a morning being interrogated by the Singapore port authorities, and granting temporary refuge to a major in the Somali Army who requested political asylum from Gleason. The Gleason‘s has the pleasure of raising their children in Australia, New York, Utah, Japan, California, Sicily, and Maryland. Following his time in the Navy the Gleason’s returned to their hometown to learn “you can never go home”. After that lesson Gleason worked was a teaching administrator as a small public, specialty boarding school in central Oklahoma for about 22 years.
He taught mostly mathematics & meteorology and oversaw the operation of the school dormitories and after school enrichment, field trips, and other events sponsored by the parents association for their children. He chaperoned over 20 proms and an uncountable number of field trips and social activities including chaperoning a 2 week excursion to Israel as part of an international/multi ethnic-religious group of over 200students studying ethics in the context if the modern middle east, and even though no longer in the military, Gleason managed to get detained and interrogated by the Israeli Defense Force. During his years in education had several years serving on the board of the directors of the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools of Science, Mathematics, and Technology.
Upon retiring in 2012 Gleason began to learn about Marijuana, drawn to the healing plant due to a number instances of of people close to him having a horrible end of live experience, he came to believe that much of the suffering and misery could be avoided at best mitigated. He’s been an activist on the local, state and federal levels since then.