Portrait of Michael S.



One 16 X 20 portrait and 9 X 12 story in canvas wrapped style of Michael, a Navy veteran, whose kidney transplant meant he had to medically retire from the military. When cannabis was suggested to help him with the side effects of maintaining the transplant, the risk of traveling with cannabis from an out of state legal dispensary weighed less in his mind than the health risk of getting his cannabis from the illicit market where it is not tested. He was arrested when he brought it back into Virginia and because of this charge cannot pursue another career because he is denied employment and college loans.