Court Support RIVERSIDE – Ronald Naulls
WHAT: Ronald Bradley Naulls – Healing Nations Collective of Corona
WHEN: 8/30/2010 – 8:30am
WHERE: U.S. District & Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California – Judge Phillips – 3470 Twelfth St -Riverside, CA 92501
THE NAULLS FAMILY LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Federal War on Medical Marijuana Becomes a War on Children: Three Little Girls, ages 1, 3, and 5, seized in DEA raid A church-going family man who used medical marijuana to ease chronic pain from injuries sustained in a 2001 car accident, Ronald Naulls already had two successful careers – one as an IT consultant and another in real estate – when (in early 2006) he established the Healing Nations Collective in Corona (Riverside County) to save fellow patients the hours-long drive to Los Angeles for medicine.
Healing Nations was a model collective in every way. It served its patient-members well and followed state and local law. It maintained strict dress codes and professional standards for all employees. It paid state taxes – amounting to several hundred thousand dollars a year – even when loose tax regulations allowed other dispensaries to slip through the cracks. Proceeds from the dispensary went to local and national cancer organizations.
Nevertheless, at 5:50 a.m., July 17, 2007, after a year of successful zoning litigation with the city, Naulls’s home and the collective were invaded by DEA agents armed with shotguns, automatic rifles – even helicopters. They seized everything: His property. All of his personal accounts. And all of the collective’s assets. Naulls was arrested and is now facing federal prosecution for distribution of medical cannabis.
But that wasn’t the worst of it. County child protective services came along on the raid and took Naulls’s three little girls, ages 1, 3, and 5, and charged him and his wife with child endangerment. They weren’t even accused of breaking any state laws.
When Naulls spoke to his children in their confidential foster home, the big sister said, “Daddy, we’re ready to come home now, we promise to be good.”
Of course, they were too young to understand that they were victims of the strong-arm tactics of drug warriors whose goal was to make Naulls regret helping fellow patients receive their medicine in a safe, compassionate environment. Who cares if that means ruining a family financially, imprisoning the parents, and traumatizing the children?
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