I just read a heartbreaking article on the Daily Haze. A disabled veteran named Raymond Schwab and his wife Amelia had their children taken away while they were in the process of moving to Colorado so that Raymond could received legal cannabis treatment for PTSD and chronic pain. Per the Daily Haze:
The Schwabs decided to relocate to Colorado, where medical marijuana is legal. So in April 2015, Raymond transferred his job with the Department of Veterans Affairs, left their children with family in Kansas so they could get packed up and move. That was the last they saw of their kids and the real nightmare began.
It turns out the family the children were left with contacted DCF in Kansas, who held a hearing that the Schwabs weren’t informed of, nor represented at. During this hearing, the children were removed from their parents custody and then placed in the care of the glorious State of Kansas.
The Schwab family needs help with their legal fund. They have set up a GoFundMe campaign. Please contribute if you are able. Below is more information, via the crowd funding page:
April 2015 the Schwab Family had their children kidnapped by the State of Kansas while Raymond and Amelia Schwab were packing to move to Denver. Mr. Schwab, an honorably discharged, disabled Navy Veteran who uses medical cannabis for PTSD and chronic pain, had his job at the Dept. of Veteran Affairs transferred to Denver where both he and his wife could have access to care and receive that care legally. Kansas is using their children as political pawns and continues to assert unless they cease cannabis therapy they will lose their children forever.
Violating every Kansas statute concerning the removal of children, and refusing to recognize any of the Schwab’s legal and constitutional protections the Schwab children have been repeatedly moved into abusive situations within their State placement. Kansas, in their negligence, have refused to address the abuse and have denied the Schwab’s visit’s and contact with their children to hide what their children are suffering in the DCFS system. The case is currently in the Kansas Appeals Court.
Please come along side us to assist our legal fund that we may get representation to file federal suit against Kansas, Kansas DCFS, Riley County Police Dept. and Prosecutor office. This is not only a battle for the rights of parent to raise their children without government interference, but the rights of Medical Cannabis patients to seek safe care without the threat of government intrusion and tyrannical actions.
Even though DCFS investigations resulted in a finding of “UNSUBSTANTIATED” on all allegations, Kansas refuses to return the children and continues to subject the children and family to psychological testing, drug testing, and other intrusive evaluations to attempt to secretly find cause to keep the children. This matter is urgent. Please stand with us in this battle.