As activist Diane Fornbacher has pointed out, the War on Drugs is a war on families.
From the website run by investigative journalist Ben Swann:
On March 24, cannabis oil activist Shona Banda‘s life was flipped upside-down after her son was taken from her by the State of Kansas. The ordeal started when police and counselors at her 11-year-old son’s school conducted a drug education class. Her son, who had previously lived in Colorado for a period of time, disagreed with some of the anti-pot points that were being made by school officials. “My son says different things like my ‘Mom calls it cannabis and not marijuana.’ He let them know how educated he was on the facts,” said Banda in an exclusive interview with BenSwann.com. Banda successfully treated her own Crohn’s disease with cannabis oil.
After her son spoke out about medical marijuana, police detained him and launched a raid on Shona Banda’s home. “Well, they had that drug education class at school that was just conducted by the counselors… They pulled my son out of school at about 1:40 in the afternoon and interrogated him. Police showed up at my house at 3… I let them know that they weren’t allowed in my home without a warrant… I didn’t believe you could get a warrant off of something a child says in school.” Banda continued, “We waited from 3 o’clock until 6 o’clock. They got a warrant at 6 o’clock at night and executed a warrant into my home. My husband and I are separated, and neither parent was contacted by authorities before [our son] was taken and questioned.”
I can’t imagine the psychic distress the child feels right now. At 11 you’re riding bikes and destroying public property, not navigating the legal system because you voiced your opinion about your mom’s self-treatment.
Hopefully a real lesson was learned by all the children in the class: schools will sell you out if you do not toe the line. Analysis is only welcome if it fits into the right line of thought. If not, draconian measures are taken.
The authorities will use our families against us. They will divide and conquer, search and destroy.