Language Of Politics Irks And Inspires Pot-Smoking Mom

COLORADO: Since the publication of my article “Lessons learned from Child Protective Services” I have been silently schooled by the Internet. Browsing early comments of the piece revealed that while I had captured the sentiments of CPS fairly well, I’d apparently really missed the mark on parents’ rights. You do not have to let someone in your home without a warrant, and if someone does want inside — they’d better have one in hand. Heard.

I received more education recently when I was contacted by Laura Pegram of the Drug Policy Alliance about SB14-177 and SB14-178, two Colorado Senate bills introduced during the 2014 legislative session. “As far as we know, the legislation plans to make changes to both the civil and criminal code which might recriminalize some aspects of A64 in regard to parenting,” Pegram wrote.

“I wanted to make sure you were aware of it as it seems especially relevant to your column.” She included the early proposals of the bills and wished me well.

Cannabis Mom Worried About “Drug-Endangered Child” Bill

COLORADO: A mother growing marijuana at home to treat her child’s cancer is worried a new Colorado bill in the state senate could ban her from doing so.

It was introduced on April 1 trying to define what’s called a “drug-endangered child”. It’s all part of the Colorado Children’s Code, hoping to stop child abuse.

Sierra Riddle started growing marijuana in her home a couple weeks ago. She uses the magical butter machine. Her four-year-old son Landon takes cannabis oil for his leukemia. He’s been in remission for more than a year. [Read more…]