Medical marijuana advocate Shona Banda, supporters rally outside courthouse

Going into court Monday morning, Shona Banda said she was “nervous but not scared.”

About a dozen supporters gathered in front of the Finney County Courthouse to support Banda, a Garden City medicinal marijuana advocate who was in court for a preliminary hearing on drug charges and a child endangerment charge.

Banda is charged with endangering a child, distribution or possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school property, unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The investigation that led to the charges was the result of comments her son made during a drug education program March 24 at his school, Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center, that led to the Department of Children and Families and Garden City Police Department being contacted.

According to Garden City police, the boy said his mother and other adults were avid drug users and that there...

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