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County Seizes Mother’s Children, Now Her Car — Because She’s A Medical Marijuana Patient

By Steve Elliott On


January 30, 2013


Daisy Bram, a California mother 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,

and even had her vehicle seized.

When Bram arrived for an appearance in Family Court on Tuesday,

officers blocked her 2002 Ford Explorer 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, while her

children are in foster care. In addition, she has been criminally

charged in Tehama County.

The three children, who were healthy when they were taken from their

mother, now all have bronchitis and are sick, according to Cheri Sicard

of the NORML Women’s Alliance, who said she spoke to Bram on Wednesday


“When Daisy went to visit she said they were not being cared for,

they had no hats or coats and it was freezing out,” Sicard posted on

Facebook Wednesday afternoon. “They are now telling her the kids are too

sick for her to visit them.”


A hearing is scheduled for Thursday, January 31, during which the

state will try to gain medical rights to the children. “This is a new

hearing scheduled so they have the right to make medical decisions on

the kids’ behalf — in other words give them pharmaceuticals,” Sicard


In the video linked below, Bram is seen speaking at the Cal NORML

conference on Saturday, January 26, along with her attorney Michael



“We are the NORML Women’s Alliance are extremely concerned when the

state uses a mother’s legal status as a patient against her in order to

rip the children out of her arms and place them in foster care,” said

Sicard of the NWA. “That is simply not acceptable.”

California NORML wrote a letter to the judge in Daisy’s case, urging him to reunite Bram with her children.

Hon. Judge McGlynn


Tehama County, CA

Re: Daisy Bram

Dear Judge McGlynn:

We urge you to re-unite Daisy Bram with her children.

There is no

scientific evidence that parental use of marijuana poses a hazard to

children. Marijuana plants are non-toxic and safer than many

other common household plants, such as tobacco. Marijuana smoking poses

no significant second-hand health risks, nor does exposure to breast

milk from marijuana-using mothers.

Daisy has eloquently and persuasively demonstrated her devotion to her children. It is in their best interest to be reunited.


Dale Gieringer, Ph.D.


Author, Marijuana Medical Handbook


Director, California NORML

More than $1,000 was raised at the conference, which was donated in the NORML Women’s Alliance’s name to Green-Aid for Bram’s case.

A hearing in the juvenile dependency case is scheduled for Family

Court on Monday, February 4. A court date for Bram’s criminal case is

set for February 20.


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