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Marijuana Mom Awaits Her Fate; Prosecutors Unswayed by Disease Defense

Chris Burley, Senior Campaigns Manager for the online petition site, Care2, displays a copy of a petition seeking mercy for Shona Banda. (Photo by Bryan Thompson)

A Garden City medical marijuana activist is making national news. Shona Banda's home was raided and her son was placed in protective custody—at least in part due to something the boy said during an anti-drug presentation at school. Heartland Health Monitor’s Bryan Thompson has more.


A Garden City woman who openly processed marijuana into cannabis oil to treat her Crohn’s disease could be facing a long prison sentence. As the Heartland Health Monitor’s Bryan Thompson explains, prosecutors say it doesn’t matter if it was used as a medical treatment.


Prosecutor Not Swayed by Medical Condition of Defendant

Prosecutor Not Swayed by Medical Condition of Defendant


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