California couple fights medical marijuana charges

Those who have the proper documentation for utilizing medical marijuana to treat their ailments are supposed to be free from prosecution by authorities. One couple has apparently gone through a legal nightmare not just once, but twice. This has happened even though both have medical documentation allowing them to use medical marijuana in the state of California. In the process, they have had their children taken away from them both times and are currently fighting to get their children back, as
well as protect their rights.

The first police raid came on Sept. 29, 2011 when authorities removed the children from the home. Both parents were charged with felony marijuana possession in addition to possession with intent to sell stemming from the 38 cannabis plants found in a garden on their property. These criminal allegations came despite the fact that both had valid documentation indicating their right to use medical marijuana. Child endangerment charges were also added because children were present in the same home where children were living and because the mother had reportedly been breastfeeding while consuming marijuana.

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