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1 US KS: Banda Federal Lawsuit DismissedTue, 27 Dec 2016
Source:Garden City Telegram (KS)          Area:Kansas Lines:77 Added:12/28/2016

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Garden City woman against the state and several agencies after her son was removed from her home in March 2015 when he told school officials she used marijuana.

Shona Banda alleged in the lawsuit filed in March that the defendants denied her civil rights by refusing to allow her to use medical marijuana to treat her Crohn's disease, interfered with her parenting and questioned her son without her permission. Medical marijuana is not legal in Kansas.

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2 US KS: Court Bars Searches Over 'Pot'-State TagsWed, 24 Aug 2016
Source:Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette (Fayetteville,          Area:Kansas Lines:33 Added:08/24/2016

WICHITA, Kan. - Law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists just for having out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit filed by a Colorado motorist, Peter Vasquez, against two Kansas Highway Patrol officers who pulled him over and searched his vehicle as he was driving alone at night through Kansas on his way to Maryland.

The officers, Richard Jimerson and Dax Lewis, stopped Vasquez when they could not read the temporary tag taped to the inside of the car's tinted rear window. The officers contended they were justified in searching the vehicle because Vasquez was a resident of Colorado driving on I-70, a "known drug corridor," in a recently purchased, older-model car. They said he also seemed nervous.

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3 US KS: Out-Of-State License Plates Don't Justify SearchWed, 24 Aug 2016
Source:Manteca Bulletin (CA)          Area:Kansas Lines:46 Added:08/24/2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists just for having out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit filed by a Colorado motorist, Peter Vasquez, against two Kansas Highway Patrol officers who pulled him over and searched his vehicle as he was driving alone at night through Kansas on his way to Maryland.

The KHP officers, Richard Jimerson and Dax Lewis, stopped Vasquez when they could not read the temporary tag taped to the inside of the car's tinted rear window. The officers contended they were justified in searching the vehicle because Vasquez was a citizen of Colorado driving on I-70, a "known drug corridor," in a recently purchased, older-model car. They said he also seemed nervous.

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4 US KS: Court: License Plates Don't Justify SearchWed, 24 Aug 2016
Source:Mail Tribune, The (Medford, OR) Author:Hegeman, Roxana Area:Kansas Lines:54 Added:08/24/2016

Police Can't Stop Cars for Having Plates From States That Have Legal Marijuana

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists just for having out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit filed by a Colorado motorist, Peter Vasquez, against two Kansas Highway Patrol officers who pulled him over and searched his vehicle as he was driving alone at night through Kansas on his way to Maryland.

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5 US KS: Navy Veteran to Appeal Ruling About Drug Use inTue, 12 Apr 2016
Source:Oklahoman, The (OK)          Area:Kansas Lines:41 Added:04/13/2016

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.

Raymond Schwab, whose case has become a rallying point for marijuana advocates, said he has used medical marijuana to treat PTSD, even though Kansas has not legalized it.

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6 US KS: Medicinal Marijuana Advocate Shona Banda Sues OverSun, 27 Mar 2016
Source:Garden City Telegram (KS) Author:Leiker, Amy Renee Area:Kansas Lines:111 Added:03/27/2016

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.

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7 US KS: Garden City Marijuana Advocate Sues State Over Son'sSat, 26 Mar 2016
Source:Wichita Eagle (KS) Author:Leiker, Amy Renee Area:Kansas Lines:119 Added:03/27/2016

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.

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 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.

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8 US KS: PUB LTE: Cannabis Serves As 'Tree of Life'Fri, 19 Feb 2016
Source:Garden City Telegram (KS) Author:White, Stan Area:Kansas Lines:32 Added:02/20/2016

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.

Truthfully,

Dillon, Colo.

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9 US KS: Marijuana Activist Still Plans to File Civil Rights SuitFri, 12 Feb 2016
Source:Garden City Telegram (KS) Author:Marso, Andy Area:Kansas Lines:80 Added:02/15/2016

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.

Lawrence attorney Sarah Swain teamed with Long Beach, Calif., lawyer Matthew Pappas on the suit, and Banda said the delay in getting it filed is largely due to logistics.

"I guess they're trying to find out exactly how to go about it," Banda said in a recent phone interview. "They have to be in the same building at the same time, and they both have such hectic schedules."

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10 US KS: LTE: Really That Beneficial?Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Source:Wichita Eagle (KS) Author:Mawhirter, Mike Area:Kansas Lines:28 Added:02/08/2016

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.

Mike Mawhirter, Derby

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11 US KS: PUB LTE: God-Given PlantWed, 03 Feb 2016
Source:Wichita Eagle (KS) Author:White, Stan Area:Kansas Lines:23 Added:02/03/2016

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.

STAN WHITE, DILLON, COLO.

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12 US KS: PUB LTE: Medical BenefitsWed, 03 Feb 2016
Source:Wichita Eagle (KS) Author:Williams, Carl Area:Kansas Lines:42 Added:02/03/2016

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.

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13 US KS: LTE: The New Snake OilTue, 26 Jan 2016
Source:Wichita Eagle (KS) Author:Goico, Peter Area:Kansas Lines:37 Added:01/31/2016

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.

Never mind that the drug companies want nothing to do with it we all know that big pharmaceutical companies conspire to avoid making profits off of important cures. Never mind that the Food and Drug Administration has never been able to find that cannabis cures anything a bunch of potheads arbitrarily claimed online that cannabis does, so we know it must be true.

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14 US KS: Editorial: State Should Follow Wichita's Lead on PotFri, 29 Jan 2016
Source:Wichita Eagle (KS) Author:Holman, Rhonda Area:Kansas Lines:67 Added:01/31/2016

This week saw serious Statehouse consideration of measures to reduce criminalization of marijuana and hemp.

The Kansas Supreme Court's narrow ruling last week voiding a Wichita ordinance left Kansans to wonder whether a city has the legal authority to approve penalties less punitive than state law for marijuana possession, while making some Wichitans feel as if their votes don't matter. Both outcomes were frustrating.

But if it once seemed pointless to say marijuana law is better debated in Topeka, it no longer does. This week saw more serious Statehouse consideration of measures to reduce criminalization of marijuana and hemp, and in the process ease suffering and save tax dollars.

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15 US KS: Attorney General Seeks Data on Colorado Marijuana inMon, 04 Jan 2016
Source:Lawrence Journal-World (KS) Author:Hancock, Peter Area:Kansas Lines:49 Added:01/05/2016

Topeka - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday that he has launched a project to collect information from local law enforcement agencies about how marijuana purchased in Colorado is entering Kansas and how it's affecting the state.

"There are numerous and persistent anecdotal accounts of marijuana acquired in Colorado and illegally transported into Kansas causing harm here," Schmidt said. "But because of technology limits, the confirming data is elusive. Since Colorado's experiment with legalization is affecting Kansas, we need to know more about what is actually happening here so policymakers can make informed decisions."

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