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Child thrown in trash after mother uses K2

synthetic marijuanaIn yet another story about someone doing something horrible after smoking K2, a report out of San Antonio runs with the headline of “Child dumped in trash after mother used synthetic marijuana, Texas police say.”

Of course there’s nothing about K2 that makes it synthetic marijuana, nor is it in any way like marijuana. It has none of the same compounds.

What it does have in common with marijuana though is that through prohibition, as people are forced to turn away from cannabis, a non-toxic plant which is safer to consume than alcohol, many are using K2 instead.

In this case, 21-year-old Brittany Ciccotti was allegedly in search of K2.

Eyewitnesses and police said the 4-year-old boy told them “his mommy threw him away.”

While the details remain sketchy about exactly what happened, police received calls about a child in a trashcan.

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“This woman really didn’t know what she was doing and in this case she took a 4-year-old and put him in a trash can,” Sgt. Anita Seamans of the Live Oak Police Department said.

After being checked out at the Hospital, Ciccotti was arrested for child abandonment. She admitted to smoking K2 and said she did not know where her son was.

The child is currently with CPS and is expected to go live with relatives. A recent case of a little girl being placed under foster care by CPS because her parents smoked marijuana resulted in her death.

As a society, we need to make the decision to end the prohibition which leads to these cases. While many are afraid that legalized cannabis will lead to even more cases of neglect, we must remember the painful costs of prohibition which leads people to use dangerous drugs in place of a plant which has never resulted in a death from its consumption. Many people who consume this plant on a daily basis lead productive lives. There’s always going to be people out there who will abuse anything.

Blame the parenting, not the plant.

By: Stephen Carter
Contact Stephen via email at TXCann@gmail.com

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Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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