Kansas

Sun
25
Oct

Medical marijuana advocates will rally for access at Kansas Capitol

Silent protest planned at Kansas Capitol

Medical marijuana supporters are planning a silent protest at the Kansas Capitol in Topeka next month.

The protest, organized by Bleeding Kansas, is meant to memorialize those who have died in the state without the right to use marijuana to heal, according to the group’s Facebook page.

The group’s “Day of the Kansas Dead” rally is set for Nov. 7.

Bleeding Kansas is an organization working to promote awareness and support for the Kansas Cannabis Compassionate Care Act.

Sat
24
Oct

Kansas Groups advocate for medical marijuana legalization

A silent protest dubbed the “Day of the Kansas Dead” will be held at the Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Bleeding Kansas, an organization established with the goal of getting a cannabis compassion and care bill passed in the Legislature, is organizing the event.

Lisa Sublett, founder of the organization, said the protest is being held “to memorialize those who have died without the right to heal.”

The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and participants are encouraged to dress up with costumes such as the grim reaper. A living art sculpture will also be formed.

Though Sublett identifies as a Republican, she said she is frustrated by the party. Republicans say they value life, but they disregard the suffering of people, she said.

Sat
10
Oct

Court Support Needed For Shona Banda At Prelim Hearing

Court Support Needed For Shona Banda At Prelim Hearing

Shona Banda, mother, author of "Live Free Or Die", and long-time cannabis activist is currently facing the possibility of 30 years in prison for invoking one of her most important human rights, the right to live. Now it's our turn to show Shona our support for her at her hearings. Supporters are needed in high numbers at the Finney County Courthouse located at 425 N 8th St., Garden City, Kansas on November 16th at 8:30am and November 23rd at 1:30 pm in Judge Wurst's courtroom. We ask that everyone shows up an hour early for coordinating and a rally. PLEASE SHOW UP DRESSED IN YOUR BEST ATTIRE! Shona asks that everyone is dressed to impress in formal attire. Please no t-shirts or jeans!

Thu
10
Sep

Vietnam veteran denied pain pills 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.

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

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