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Kansas Marijuana Advocate Sues State Over Son’s Removal

staff - March 27, 2016 6:09 am

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – A western Kansas woman is suing the state and some of the agencies involved in questioning and removing her 11-year-old son from her home after he spoke up at school about her marijuana use.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Shona Banda’s federal lawsuit alleges the state and the agencies are depriving her of her civil rights to treat a debilitating condition.

The Garden City woman also claims officials have infringed on her parenting, and that local police and school employees improperly questioned her son without her permission in March of last year.

Ben Yokel

March 28, 2016 at 8:06 pm

Another reprehensible demonstration of police state miscarriage of justice. What happened to Shona Banda and her child is vindictive and selective prosecution based upon this woman’s political beliefs. Child Protective Services almost never captures children based on cannabis use alone. This case is a complete statistical outlier driven by corrupt public officials directly supporting the will of international corporations who are against legalization because it might ruin their multi billion dollar deadly stranglehold on the US public.

Some of our politicians and lawmakers would rather destroy the lives of citizens and veterans than stand up to their corporate masters at big booze and big pharma and legalize cannabis.

All the data needed for an informed decision on cannabis legalization has already been collected and can be found at the CDC web site.

Figures directly from the CDC on numbers of deaths per year in the US:

* Prescription Drugs: 237,485 + 5000 traffic fatalities
* Tobacco: 390,323
* Alcohol: 88,013 + 16,000 traffic fatalities
* Cocaine: 4,906
* Heroin: 7,200
* Aspirin: 466
* Acetaminophen (Tylenol): 179
* Marijuana: 0, none, not a single fatal overdose in all medical history and almost no traffic problems.

So, which is safer???? Legalize, regulate, TAX!

Julian Hanson

March 29, 2016 at 7:58 am

What is safer you ask? An intense move by law enforcement to seek out all pot users and prosecute them. If these druggies wish to use pot they should move to a state that allows it or go to prison.

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