Cancer Survivor Says Social Worker Took his Kids Away Because of Prescription Cannabis Use
CANNABIS CULTURE – And if a recent court ruling stands — they could take yours too.
Wayne and Rachelle Street say their four children were taken from them in September of 2017 by Child Protective Services because a case worker was offended by the smell of doctor-prescribed cannabis.
Now, Judge S. Frame has decided to place the children under a continuing care order and the Streets face mounting legal bills to overturn the court’s decision.
This is not the first time the Street family has been broken apart by government intervention.
In 2013, Street’s daughter Victoria was seized at birth, and although he was given no official reason, Street says he can only assume it was because of his well-known history of activism and fighting for cannabis reform dating back decades. Victoria came home after a few brutal weeks apart — the damage had been done. The baby had developed thrush, lost significant weight, and exhibited the tragic signs of failure to thrive.
Shortly after Victoria’s return, Street was diagnosed with throat cancer and obtained a prescription for cannabis to use in conjunction with chemotherapy. His personal supply was with him when he fell very ill during a family