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Moms Leading Charge to Legalize Cannabis

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Moms Leading Charge to Legalize Cannabis

On New Year’s Day, Idaho resident Serra Frank stood on the steps of the Idaho Capitol building in downtown Boise, took a bag of marijuana out of her pocket, and prepared to light up as an act of protest against the state’s anti-marijuana laws.

Cops stopped her, however, before she could finish her protest.

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The action was Frank’s most recent in an ongoing dedication to pro-pot activism.

Frank is the founder of Moms for Marijuana International, and is herself a mother. As she sees it, her activism actually springs out of her experiences as a mother.

“Marijuana gave my children their mom back,” she told reporters from The Idaho Statesman. “I used to be in bed all the time. I was 100 pounds heavier, I couldn’t move.”

Frank has interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder condition that doctors had attempted to treat with a cocktail of opioids.

Frank told reporters that she prefers treating her illness with cannabis, which in her experience has proven to be a far more effective method of treatment.

After her family moved to California, where her daughters would have access to medicinal marijuana for their own ongoing health issues, Frank chose to stay in Idaho to continue working to legalize the plant in the Gem State.

“This isn’t just about a drug. This isn’t just about getting high. This is about liberty, this is about freedom, this about—medicine, yes—but it’s about more than that, even,” she told reporters during her action this past Friday.

“It’s about an 80-year long prohibition that has been a toxic mess against our society.”

After cops interrupted her protest last week, they escorted her into the capitol where they issued her a citation for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia then released, The Idaho Statesman said.

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Along with Frank, a Mormon mother from Utah also made headlines this week for her pro-pot work.
Enedina Stanger received national attention when she called cannabis a “miracle” treatment and an answer to her prayers, despite being charged with child endangerment after someone called the cops on her for using marijuana to treat a rare medical disorder called Ehlers-Danlos sydrome.
(Photo Credit: huffingtonpost.com)

Nick Lindsey

Nick is a Green Rush Daily staff writer from Fort Collins, Colorado. He has been at the epicenter of the cannabis boom from the beginning. He holds a Masters in English Literature and a Ph.D. in cannabis (figuratively of course).

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