The family of a woman who used marijuana to ease the pain of a spinal injury had their house raided and ransacked by RCMP last week after the police received an anonymous tip about a “smell” emanating from the home. Although the authorities found only a few marijuana plants, they have condemned the home and placed the children in foster care under family child protection services.
On Thursday, February 19, Kim MacNearney, a human resources manager for the government of the North West Territories (NWT), her husband Craig and their two boys (age 1 and 3), were shocked when the RCMP burst into their Yellowknife home without a search warrant, knocked holes in walls, sliced open new baby mattresses, and took both children away.
MacNearney says she had previously visited her doctor about legal medical cannabis use regarding a spinal injury and the Health Canada program, but the doctor refused to discuss it with her.
The police found less than 20 plants in a small closet in their home for their own medical use, a couple of dried clones, a few in veg and a few in bud under a 400w light.
After trashing their house, police then called the Fire Marshal who arrived and condemned their home as a grow-op for their small personal medical closet garden.
A week later, their kids are still in foster care under family child protection services.
Kim MacNearney in Yellowknife, NWT (mother of 2 kids)
Phone: (867) 444-8450