Will Foster has severe rheumatoid arthritis. Drugs that helped relieve the pain were addictive and caused lethargy and irritability. Cannabis relieved his symptoms without any adverse side effects. Will grew his own cannabis.

On December 28, 1995, police entered the home of Will and Meg Foster. Will was arrested for cultivation of cannabis. At his trial, he was not allowed to use a medical necessity defense or to face his accuser. He was found guilty and sentenced to 93 years in prison. In prison he receives no medicine that is effective. He is incarcerated in another state, 400 miles from his home.