Happy Weedsday, all you beautiful people!
I want to share with y’all today a story about a mother’s pain. A mother’s pain is a pain like no other; often it comes with those helpless and lost feelings, too. This story is about a mom I have had the pleasure of speaking to for hours and I’ve had the opportunity to see her heart. I know it is filled with love for her son. Her son’s name is Lance Gloor.
This is Tracie’s story.
Lance Gloor is a very strong-willed person with the God given motivational gift of compassion. Being strong-willed, Lance is a very determined person who doesn’t give up easily. He is not lazy about what he wants. Lance has the ability to make a dream come true. Therefore, he sticks to a dream until it becomes a reality.
Lance became interested in marijuana/cannabis and the many benefits it safely provides people of all ages. He became aware of the facts that God created a plant that not only provides quality to people’s lives, it also provides quantity to people’s lives. His dream of helping others in this field became more important.
Having the God-given motivational gift of compassion, Lance is compassionate, sensitive and aware of the needs and feels the hurts of others. Lance is a kind-hearted, gentle and caring man, willing to sacrifice his own needs to help someone else.
Because Lance realized there is an immeasurable need for people to have safe and legal access to the benefits of medical marijuana and cannabis, he desired to make this happen. With the legal advice of the highly respected law firm, Harris Moure, his dream of helping others and operating the Washington State Legal dispensary became a reality.
Lance could now be there for others in need. He would be able to come alongside others and help them to bear their burdens with events, including but not limited to food drives, clothing drives, toy drives, school supply drives, holiday meal giveaways, paying for grocery shopping, utility bills, funeral costs and medication. All of this required teamwork.
Then the turmoil in the form of raids began to take place in Washington State Legal dispensary. Thurston County and the City of Lacey dropped all charges, but the DOJ picked up the case. Because of Lance’s strong will to make a decision and stick to it as well as his integrity, loyalty and his compassion to help and not harm others, he chose not to take any of the numerous deals offered to him by the Prosecutor, Vince Lombardi.
Because Lance is strong-willed and compassionate, he feels the need to stand up for what and who he believes in during these very difficult times with his motto, “One team, one dream.”
This brings Lance to the present. My son, Lance Gloor was sentenced on June 3, 2016 by the Honorable Judge Leighton to 10 years in Federal Prison plus five years probation for helping others via Washington State Legal Medical Marijuana Dispensary. His charges are conspiracy to distribute and also manufacture marijuana. Conspiracy charges carry a five-year mandatory minimum sentence. The highly respected and recommended Jeffrey Kradel from Kradel Defense is Lance’s legal counsel currently.
I believe Judge Leighton wasn’t given a fair opportunity to know the real Lance Gloor. Instead he had to listen to the prosecution team and longtime family friends turn against Lance as federal witnesses; they spoke words only to protect and save themselves and their futures as free men.
Lance chose to go to trial and stand up for the medical marijuana industry. Lance chose not to accept the numerous deals offered to him by Vince Lombardi, the prosecutor. Why? Lance genuinely cares about & believes in the medical marijuana industry as a whole.
The entire courtroom was in complete shock when Judge Leighton sentenced Lance and denied his stay.
Non-violent. No crime. No victim.
Well, actually, there are now victims: Lance, his family and friends. Lance’s daughter, Ashley, was denied having her dad at her high school graduation on June 18. Ashley left for college on July 10 without being able to share a “see you later” hug with her dad. My parents are aging family members; Lance was their part-time caregiver. As Lance’s mother, I am heartbroken beyond words. Our family is incomplete without Lance. In our opinion, there was no justice served with this sentence and the denial of his stay.
Please help get my son, Lance Gloor, released. He is currently sitting behind bars at the Federal Correctional Institute in Sheridan, Oregon due to a denied appeal on his stay by Judge Leighton on September 8. Lance was also denied his right to receive an evidentiary hearing by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Both of the co-defendants were sentenced to four years probation only due to the fact they cooperated with the prosecution team.
Lance does not deserve to be behind bars for operating Washington State Legal under the legal counsel of the highly respected Harris Moure Law Firm in Seattle.
Have you ever been so sad that it physically hurts inside? It hurts so bad you struggle to breathe?
Thank you for your time and help with this very sensitive and highly important history making case involving Washington State Legal Medical Marijuana.
Tracie Gloor-Pike, on behalf of Lance Gloor and his family and friends
Freedom does matter! If you don’t have the ability to use a plant that works better for you than what Big Pharma pushes out and forces as the only solution, then you are not free. If you don’t know a lot about cannabis and how it can help a sick body become well, I encourage you to dig deeper, become more curious and see why so many people swear by it in their lives. Seek out the knowledge! It is there for the taking!
I want to give a Tracie Gloor-Pike a huge thank you for allowing me to use her story to spread awareness that we shouldn’t be locking people in cages for this plant that is a miracle in many people’s lives.