Shona Banda has suffered from Crohn’s disease for nearly a decade. Crohn’s disease is a chronic bowel disease that causes inflammation of the intestinal tract and produces an intestine that can no longer adequately absorb food and water. Banda claims her joints were in extreme pain and she had to do most of her parenting from the couch.
She claims that Medical Marijuana changed her life as it took away the pain from her medical condition. Banda tried to move to Colorado, where Medical Marijuana was legal, but could not afford with 2 kids. She stayed in Kansas, where Medical Marijuana is still illegal due to their outdated laws.
All was fine and well in Kansas, until the local school used tactics straight out of the Gestapo handbook on her young child. Her child stood up for Marijuana when a teacher began spreading anti Marijuana propaganda. He explained that he witnessed his mother’s disease go into remission because of the cannabis oil she had been using, that was all it took for school educations to detain and interrogate him.
School administrators called him into their office and began interrogating the child about his mothers Marijuana usage. They then called Child Protective Services and Banda quickly lost custody of her son. CPS then notified local law enforcement, and a warrant was obtained to search her home. Police discovered a little more than a pound of marijuana and equipment to manufacture cannabis oil. The police said that the items taken from the house were “within easy reach of the child.”
Banda turned herself in last Monday without incident. She later posted $50,000 bond with the financial help she received from a GoFundMe campaign set up on her behalf. She still doesn’t have custody of her son, and faces a maximum of 30 years in prison. The fight against Kansas’s corrupt laws is far from over.
Kansas needs to wake up and realize that people don’t live in caves anymore. Marijuana has medical benefits which has been proven through science. It has been proven to be less harmful than alcohol, and has also been proven that you cannot overdose from it. The real problem is that the US federal government continues to be list Marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug with no medicinal value.
Child Protective Services is a failed organization that needs investigated Thorougly. We’ve recently reported a story that resulted in a massive child abuse coverup investigation into Child Protective Services in Pennsylvania. A woman called CPS to report child abuse several times and was ignored. A year later a video surfaced online of a woman beating a child for almost 10 minutes straight, at times she struck the child with a metal object. Somehow this case isn’t investigated and is covered up and ignored, but God forbid you use Marijuana Crohn’s disease, they’ll take your children from you in less than 24 hours if they catch you doing that.