Texas drug policy reform groups speak out against CPS marijuana policies
Texas Chapters of Moms for Marijuana International, and other pro-Cannabis activist groups, are coordinating an International Call to Action to rally the public in support of Cannabis-consuming parents and to start challenging Child Protection Services Marijuana policies. This event will kick off Moms for Marijuana’s It’s Time to Talk Public Service Campaign aimed at educating the public and changing these policies nationwide.
WHO: Texas Moms for Marijuana and others are hosting a candlelight vigil and press conference to protest Child Protective Services practice of separating parents and their children due to non-problematic cannabis use. Cannabis a non-toxic plant that is safer than the alcohol, tobacco and mind altering pharmaceuticals that parents use legally every day. Cannabis use is less harmful than separating a parent and child.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Capitol Grounds/South-west quadrant
Drug War Victims:
ALEX HILL, Arguably, the most tragic case is Alex Hill in Round Rock, Texas, who was taken from her father for his use of Marijuana while she was asleep in another room. Alex lost her life at the hands of her foster mother: https://www.facebook.com/justiceforalexhill
BREE GREEN was removed from her parents care because they are medical marijuana patients, growers, and activists: https://www.facebook.com/FreeBabyBree
WILLIAM REDDIE, a 32–‐year–‐old single father from Michigan, was shot and killed as Local Child Protective Services (CPS) officials and police officers attempted to remove his 3 year old son from the home. http://www.offthegridnews.com/2013/10/24/father-shot-and-killed-as-police-try-to-take-child/
LILLY FISHER in Spokane, Washington, is being kept, from her father, Billy Fisher, a carded, medical marijuana patient, by CPS because of his legal use of cannabis www.facebook.com/fight4lilly
DAISY BRAM and her partner JAYME WALSH are medical marijuana patients who are fighting for their three boys in California- www.facebook.com/freemybabiesnow
SIERRA RIDDLE is fighting doctors who are demanding treatment and who have referred her to CPS, because she wants to be able use Cannabis for her son Landon’s leukemia in Colorado –www.facebook.com/offerhopeforlandon
LINDSEY & JOSH RHINEHART and SARAH CALDWELL had to fight for their kids in Idaho because they are marijuana activists – www.facebook.com/idahothree
Contact: Tracy Ansley
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