Kansas holds children of Colorado veteran who uses medical marijuana


DENVER, CO - JANUARY 13: Veteran Raymond Schwab and his wife Amelia are pictured on January 13, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Raymond, who suffers PTSD, came to Colorado to use medical marijuana to help treat his PTSD.  Because of this the state of Kansas, where he lived, took away his kids. He is fighting to get them back. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

DENVER, CO – JANUARY 13: Veteran Raymond Schwab and his wife Amelia are pictured on January 13, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Raymond, who suffers PTSD, came to Colorado to use medical marijuana to help treat his PTSD. Because of this the state of Kansas, where he lived, took away his kids. He is fighting to get them back. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

Raymond Schwab is a 40-year-old Gulf War veteran. He served from 1994 to 1996 in the Navy and later qualified for a 50 percent disability rating. He lived in Colorado when the state legalized medical marijuana and obtained his own card.

The turning point in his family life began with a VA job offer in 2013. He went to Topeka to work as a benefits agent for fellow veterans. “I loved it. I loved my job,” he said tearfully. But two years later, he decided to transfer to a VA job in Denver, where medical cannabis is legal. That’s when a family squabble led to the loss of five children aged 5 to 16.

Source: Kansas holds children of Colorado veteran who uses medical marijuana | The Denver Post  

 

 

 

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