January 30 – Daisy Bram, whose children were seized in Butte county last year because of a medical marijuana grow at her home, has now had her three children taken from her by Tehama county officials. When she arrived for an appearance in family court yesterday, officers blocked her car in the parking lot and told her they were seizing it because it had been purchased with drug proceeds. They have now left the young mother without transportation, by taking her 2002 Ford Explorer, while her children are in foster care. In addition, she has been criminally charged in Tehama.
Daisy can be seen in the video above speaking at the CalNORML conference on Saturday, January 26, along with her attorney Michael Levinsohn. Donations to Daisy’s cause can be made at Green-Aid, the Medical Marijuana Legal Defense Fund. Her Facebook page is at freemybabies.org
“We at the NORML Women’s Alliance are extremely concerned when the state uses a mother’s legal status as patient against her in order to rip the children out of her arms and place them in foster care,” said Cheri Sicard of the NWA. “That is simply not acceptable.”
California NORML wrote a letter to the Judge in Daisy’s case, urging him to re-unite Bram with her children. Over $1000 was raised at the conference, which was donated in NWA’s name to Green-Aid for Bram’s case.
A hearing in the juvenile dependency case will take place in Family Court on Monday. A court date for the criminal case is set for February 20.