Kansas

Wed
09
Sep

Vietnam vet with cancer denied pain medication after testing positive for marijuana

TOPEKA (KSNT) — A nationwide argument between the veterans’ administration and groups which represent the rights of veterans emerged in Topeka Tuesday.

That issue is whether veterans should be denied prescription medications because they use marijuana for physical or emotional pain even in states which allow medical marijuana use.

We found out about it when a Vietnam veteran contacted KSNT News.

“I went in to get a refill on my pain medication and they refused to let me have it, because I have marijuana in my blood,” Gary Dixon, Vietnam veteran.

Gary Dixon is a 65-year-old disabled Vietnam veteran. While in Vietnam he was exposed to Agent Orange.

Fri
28
Aug

The Swain Train Rides to Shona Banda's Defence

GARDEN CITY, Kansas (August 26, 2015) -Since the world learned that the Kansas Department of Children and Families(DCF) and the Garden City Police Department seized Shona Banda’s eleven year old son for speaking out during a drug prevention presentation at school, much has transpired. Her story has been spread internationally from a crime blotter of a small local newspaper to international headlines. From the Guardian, Huffington Post, Reason,The Atlantic and across the oceans to France, Spain and the UK. The list is substantial. Shona has a Gofundme account that has raised almost fifty thousand dollars, with contributions coming from people such as Steve Wozniak , cofounder of Apple.

Wed
26
Aug

Kansas activist mom Shona Banda faces Nov. hearing in marijuana case

 A western Kansas woman will have a preliminary hearing in November to face charges stemming from accusations that arose after 11-year-old son said in school that his mother smokes marijuana “a lot.”

The Wichita Eagle reports Shona Banda of Garden City has been charged with three felonies and two misdemeanors relating to marijuana use.

Banda’s preliminary hearing is Nov. 16; she has not yet entered a plea. According to The Eagle, Finney County District Attorney Susan Richmeier incorrectly said in an e-mail Monday morning that Banda had entered a plea.

Law enforcement and Kansas Department of Children and Families officials started investigating Banda after her 11-year old son said “my mom smokes … a lot!” during an anti-drug program at a Garden City school.

Sun
09
Aug

Wichita police investigate toddler swallowing marijuana pill

Wichita police are investigating how a 17-month-old child had access to a marijuana pill that the child swallowed.

Police were called to Wesley Medical Center at 9 a.m. Saturday to check on the welfare of a child.

The child’s mother told officers she had left the child while she was at work in the care of a 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman. When she went to pick up the child, she noticed it was lethargic and unresponsive, said Sgt. Bob Gulliver, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department.

The mother took the child to the hospital. It was later determined the child had ingested a marijuana pill while at the babysitter’s house, police said.

Sat
01
Aug

Pot industry's bank bid rejected by federal regulators

The Fourth Corner Credit Union, a financial house created for the pot industry, has filed two lawsuits this week challenging their denied applications by the National Credit Union Administration and the U.S. Federal Reserve.

In 23 states, medical marijuana is now legal and in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia recreational marijuana is legal. However, it is still illegal on the federal level.

The Fourth Corner Credit Union is not allowed to accept any marijuana business until they get federally insured.

Wed
08
Jul

My Step-Brother Has Taken My Daughter and Kansas Is Helping Him Keep Her

 

Ellis County, Kansas (TFC– Ellis County, Kansas Helps City of Hays Police Officer Facilitate Kidnapping of Young Girl from Her Arizona Mother.

 

 

 

“The most important part of my life is my daughter. All I have ever wanted is to make sure she has a good life, good lessons,  access to the world as she needs and wants and to be there for her as long as possible”.IMG_9447

Mon
29
Jun

Give Shona Banda, a loving mom and medical marijuana patient, custody of her son.

My friend Shona is a single mother who uses medical cannabis to treat her Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract that is incredibly painful. Now she's fighting to keep custody of her son after the state of Kansas took him from her because she is a medical marijuana patient in a state where it isn't legal.

It all started last month when her 10-year-old son spoke out in school about the benefits of medical marijuana, explaining that it had saved his mom's life. Officials at the school called police who then searched her house and found medical marijuana and cannabis oil. She hasn't been charged with a crime, but authorities took her son away and put him in protective state custody.

Fri
26
Jun

Woman Discovers Cure For Crohn's Disease, Kansas Throws Her In Jail

 
"A 38-year-old Kansas woman who lost custody of her 11-year-old son and faces charges that could send her to prison for 30 years over her use of medical marijuana was released on bail last week.

Shona Banda, who has a severely debilitating case of Crohn’s disease, now prepares for the fight of her life -- one that her attorney is hoping will not just keep her client out of prison and restore custody of her child, but one that she hopes will cripple “absurd, archaic and outdated marijuana laws that should have been changed decades ago” in Kansas and the rest of the United States.

Fri
26
Jun

Shona Banda Drug Arrest: A Prime Case for Jury Nullification

A mother who treated debilitating Crohn's disease with cannabis oil finds herself facing three decades in prison for the "crime" of using unapproved medicine. Her child was taken away by the authorities and is now in the "care" of the state. What an example of the insanity of the drug war!

Fri
19
Jun

Shona Banda’s Attorney Plans to Fight Cannabis’ Classification As Schedule 1 Narcotic

As cannabis oil activist and Crohn's disease patient Shona Banda, who lost custody of her son and is facing over 30 years in prison after her son spoke out about her cannabis oil treatment during a school anti-drug presentation, surrendered herself to authorities, her attorney Sarah Swain said at a press conference that she intends to challenge cannabis' classification as a hardcore Schedule 1 narcotic with no medical use as a part of her defense of Banda and that she will take her case to the Supreme Court if necessary.

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