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  1. US KS: Navy Veteran to Appeal Ruling About Drug Use in

    The Oklahoman, 12 Apr 2016 - TOPEKA, Kan. - Five of a Navy veteran's children were taken into state custody because of suspected drug use and neglect, not because of his admitted use of medical marijuana, a Kansas appellate court has concluded. Rulings by a three-judge Kansas Court of Appeals panel determined "the children did not feel safe returning home" to Raymond and Amelia Schwab, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.
  2. US KS: Medicinal Marijuana Advocate Shona Banda Sues Over

    Garden City Telegram, 27 Mar 2016 - WICHITA (TNS) - The Garden City mother who has become a face of the medicinal marijuana legalization movement in Kansas is suing the state of Kansas and some of the agencies involved in questioning and removing her then 11-year-old son from her home last spring after he spoke up about her cannabis use at school. Shona Banda claims in the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, that the state and the agencies are depriving her of her civil rights to treat a debilitating condition she suffers from and to parent her child. She also claims employees at her son's school, Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center, and the Garden City Police Department violated her constitutional rights when they questioned her son without parental permission and searched her property without a warrant.
  3. US KS: Garden City Marijuana Advocate Sues State Over Son's

    Wichita Eagle, 26 Mar 2016 - Shona Banda Is Suing the State, Other Agencies She Claims They Violated Her Constitutional Rights to Parent Her Son, Treat Disease The Garden City mother who has become a face of the medicinal marijuana legalization movement in Kansas is suing the state and some of the agencies involved in questioning and removing her 11-year-old son from her home last spring after he spoke up about her cannabis use at school.
  4. US KS: PUB LTE: Cannabis Serves As 'Tree of Life'

    Garden City Telegram, 19 Feb 2016 - Government's effort to cage Shona Banda (Marijuana Activist Still Plans to File Civil Rights Suit, Feb. 12, 2016) for using cannabis (marijuana/kaneh bosm) to treat Crohn's disease is vulgar, anti-Christian and should cease immediately. Caging sick citizens who use cannabis is clearly and entirely the work of the devil. God indicates He created all the seed-bearing plants saying they're all good on literally the very first page. Many people know of cannabis as the tree of life and the very last page indicates the leaves of the tree of life are for the healing of the nations. Not one single soul who has the "spirit of truth" supports this act of hatred. Americans must speak up and stamp out this evil.
  5. US KS: Marijuana Activist Still Plans to File Civil Rights Suit

    Garden City Telegram, 12 Feb 2016 - A Garden City mother facing criminal drug charges said this week that she still intends to file a lawsuit in federal court asserting a constitutional right to use marijuana to treat her Crohn's disease. Attorneys for Shona Banda prepared the suit months ago and posted a draft version online.
  6. US KS: LTE: Really That Beneficial?

    Wichita Eagle, 06 Feb 2016 - Regarding "God-given plant" and "Medical benefits" (Feb. 3 Letters to the Editor): I'm not sure that medical cannabis has all the healing properties mentioned. At best, it probably is a symptomatic reliever for most mentioned ailments. I feel that if it were as beneficial as some think, the medical arts would have been using it for a long time, as they have cocaine and other narcotics. As for not causing any deaths medically for 5,000 years: I know of nothing that can make that claim, much less cannabis. It may be a God-given plant, but so is poison ivy, and I think I'll not smoke that anytime soon.
  7. US KS: PUB LTE: God-Given Plant

    Wichita Eagle, 03 Feb 2016 - The writer of "The new snake oil" (Jan. 26 Letters to the Editor) must not be aware that cannabis has been documented for more than 5,000 years medically, still without a single death. That's safety on a biblical scale. For millions of sick citizens, the real "cruelest side effect" is being caged for using the relatively safe, God-given plant.
  8. US KS: PUB LTE: Medical Benefits

    Wichita Eagle, 03 Feb 2016 - As a Wichita representative of the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature (KSHL), I would like to respond to the "The new snake oil" (Jan. 26 Letters to the Editor). Unlike the letter writer, KSHL representatives have investigated why America's medical community is enthusiastically embracing the healing capabilities of cannabis. Based on that research, an 87 percent majority of KSHL representatives from across Kansas voted to urge the Legislature to legalize medical marijuana. Though the letter writer said the "Food and Drug Administration has never been able to find that cannabis cures anything," according to the National Cancer Institute, the potential benefits of medicinal cannabis for people living with cancer include prevention of nausea, appetite stimulation, pain relief and improved sleep. Scientists have also proved that medical marijuana is helpful in treating glaucoma, colitis, Crohn's disease, psoriasis, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and diabetes, to name a few conditions.
  9. US KS: LTE: The New Snake Oil

    Wichita Eagle, 26 Jan 2016 - Move over, snake oil. There is a new miracle tonic - cannabis oil. Got aches? Got pains? Are you feeling too sober? Cannabis can cure all that ails you, including glaucoma, cancer, Ebola, epilepsy, the inability to see imaginary colors and more.