Judge Dismisses Suit Against Kansas Mom Who Used Medical Pot
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a western Kansas woman against the state and several agencies after her son was removed from her home in 2015 when he told school officials she used marijuana.
Shona Banda, of Garden City, alleged in the lawsuit filed in March that the defendants denied her civil rights by refusing to allow her to use medical marijuana to treat her Crohn’s disease, interfered with her parenting and questioned her son without her permission. Medical marijuana is not legal in Kansas.
U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten dismissed the lawsuit Tuesday, agreeing with the defendants’ contention that Banda had no right to use marijuana and the agencies had some immunity.
Banda says she intends to pursue the case after she recovers from a recent surgery.
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After the November elections proved to be a tipping point for legal weed, the financial impact of cannabis products on the U.S. economy became a subject for researchers, economists and stock watchers across the land.
According to Arcview Market Research’s latest report, national growth in the legal cannabis market is going great, with no signs of slowing down. Sales are surging, demand is strong and by 2020, legal market sales are expected to surpass $22 billion and possibly reach twice that amount.
Analysts at Viridian Capital Advisors, a group of Wall Street analysts and bankers who focus on the money side of weed, maintain a cannabis stock index. For 2016 (through December 9), it’s up 175.3 percent.
And if you think 2016 growth is impressive, it was nothing compared to 2014 where the annual gain was 383.5 percent.
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