Published On: Thu, Apr 23rd, 2015

Glenn Beck on Shona Banda: without a warrant, police search house, take her son

A Kansas mother who uses marijuana to treat a debilitating disease is now fighting for custody of her child after the 11-year-old boy disagreed with an anti-drug presentation at his school.

A Kansas woman’s home was searched without a warrant after her son speaks out about medical marjuana and police tell her it doesn’t matter. Glenn Beck hypes the story and how it should raise awareness on legalization of marijuana.

Shona Banda, 37, who published a book about how she uses a liquid form of cannabis as therapy for Crohn’s disease, has had to fight for custody of her son after her boy was taken by authorities on March 24 after officials at his school reported comments he made about marijuana to child protection services.

Terminator_2-t-1000 police officer pointingA new video surfaces of DCF and police surrounding her house, preventing her access – all without a warrant, because police found 2 ounces of cannabis oil.

Banda recorded her exchange with police, and after playing the video, Beck was enraged by how disrespectful he believes officials were. He was particularly enraged when the sergeant said it “doesn’t matter” what evidence there was against her or that they didn’t yet have a warrant.

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“These people are treating her like she’s some criminal. She’s at her house,” Beck said on his show Thursday, covering the story. “As a fellow citizen, I would first say, ‘Excuse me, could I have an ounce of respect and not smugness from you? I’m a fellow citizen. You come here and want to search my house. No. I know my rights. Second of all, I’m innocent until proven guilty. Can you turn down your smugness just a tad for me?’”

The topic gets onto legalization of marijuana and the police response.

“I think the problem here is not whether marijuana is legal,” co-host Pat Gray said. “I think the problem is the oppressive agency of CPS or DCF … [and] police agencies that get out of control and become authoritarian on you for no apparent reason.”

“I need to discuss it more. I need to think about it more,” Beck concluded. “Here’s what I want to do. Next week, you get the best pot advocate and the best guy that says, ‘No, pot is not right.’ I’ll have them make their cases.”





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  1. Tea Toker says:

    there is no evidence that marijuana is harmful to children, so there is no reason to separate this child from its parent.


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