GARDEN CITY, Kansas – Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a medical marijuana advocate who lost custody of her 11-year-old son following comments the boy made during a drug education program at school.
The Finney County district attorney announced Friday that charges have been filed against 37-year-old Shona Banda related the March 24 incident. The divorced Garden City mother has been at the center of a social media storm after going public with her story.
She faces five criminal counts, including possession with intent to distribute and unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering a child.
Her attorney did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.
Banda is a motivational speaker and author of a book that recounts her use of concentrated cannabis oil to treat Crohn’s Disease.