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Parents Become Interstate “Drug Traffickers” To Save Their Daughter’s Life with Cannabis

LaGrange, GA — Before Vince and Michelle Seivert’s teen daughter took cannabis oil for the first time; she was experiencing 12 to 20 seizures a day. After she began consuming the oil regularly, her seizures have dropped down to only four a month!

While this is incredible news for the Seivert family, there is one thing holding them back from permanently saving the life of their teenage daughter — transporting cannabis could get them kidnapped, caged, or killed.

Although Georgia has recently legalized the possession of cannabis extracts that are high in CBD and low in THC to treat severe, debilitating epileptic conditions, no one can grow it, no dispensaries can sell it, no caregivers can give it, making it impossible to obtain legally.

Such asinine legislation has forced families like the Seiverts to become interstate drug traffickers — literally.

At least four times a year, the Seiverts pack up and drive to Colorado, a state that won’t attempt to deprive you of freedom for treating your sick child, and pick up enough cannabis oil to sustain their daughter.

Once it’s legally purchased in Colorado, however, they have to illegally ship it back to themselves or drive through multiple states that could arrest them for having it. It’s sheer insanity.

“We didn’t plan on becoming drug traffickers but that’s what we are,” Vince Seivert said to WMAZ. 

All the Seiverts want is to be able to buy their daughter’s medicine locally. “It would be like going to the pharmacy, really we go up the road not very far and get what we need,” Seivert said.

Ironically, if the Seivert’s daughter were to be in pain, they could easily and legally drive to the pharmacy and pick up a prescription for an opioid pain reliever  — a drug responsible for nearly 20,000 deaths in 2014 — while cannabis has killed no one.

Sadly, the Seiverts are not alone in their struggle.

After becoming criminals in their home state of Illinois for successfully treating their child’s Crohn’s disease with cannabis, the Turner family was forced to move to Colorado to legally save their child’s life.

“I’d rather be illegally alive than legally dead,” Coltyn Turner said in an interview Cannabis Now Magazine.

Coltyn has been in remission now for more than 22 months.

Now, the Seiverts are planning on doing the same thing. Next week, Georgia lawmakers will vote on House Bill 722, which would allow parents like Vince and Michelle to grow their daughter’s medication in their backyard without fear of a SWAT team breaking down their door, killing their dog, and imprisoning their family.

According to WMAZ, supporters of HB 722 are delivering 12,000 signatures to Governor Nathan Deal’s doorstep on Tuesday.

HB 722, is legislation that is sponsored by a Georgia lawmaker who knows exactly what it’s like to have to illegally transport cannabis oil into the state. Allen Peake, (R) Macon, has been engaged in acts of civil disobedience for some time now, as he heroically smuggles in cannabis oil to administer to sick children.

While HB 722 is not the perfect solution to Draconian marijuana prohibition, it’s a domino in a long line of immoral drug war dominos that have been falling for the past few years. Please share this article with your friends and family and contact the Georgia House of Representatives to voice your support in bringing an end to this barbaric state practice.


Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

  • community service, slap on the wrist, and fine of $4.20

  • Quick! Call out the TWAT Team!

  • I am not in a competition with anyone else. I run my own race. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone else around me, in any way, shape or form. I just aim to improve, to become a better person than I was. That’s me and I’m free.

  • they dont look like overly rich politicians or cops .. or even military , so hell yeah , I guess .. only politicians and their paid guns can do crime with no consequences

  • Jury nullification!

  • This is so wrong make it legal in every state

  • Yes!

    • Why?

    • Because they are white and we need to prove a point to our tanned brothers and sisters

    • so you’re gunna put a mother and father in prison and let the daughter rot at home just because they are white? . nice life .

    • No because they are narcotic traffickers. Probably cartel members too

    • So fighting racism with racism is the answer? You realize that many blacks were sold to the whites by their own people, right? Where’s the hate then?

    • Are you calling Africans drugs?

    • “Because they are white and we need to prove a point to our tanned brothers and sisters”

      That’s racist if Ive ever seen a racist post.

    • Nate Bug Hayes cartel members lmao . you’re so fucking ignorant i have NO clue how the fuck you get anywhere in life. oh wait you don’t get anywhere in life. you use your daddy’s money to buy what you want and murder animals for your own gratification . move on dipshit . you’re literally going nowhere in life . ]

    • My dad’s money? He sells furniture

    • Nate Bug Hayes well then with your dead animal money idk what the fuck you do withy our shitty life other then murder animals and call parents who are trying to treat their daughter drug cartels .

    • I test cheese quality. Also there is no “our” life I don’t know you. Sometimes I drive down to Colorado dispensaries and protest like Christians do at abortion clinics

    • I’m usually like “hey are you in pain you know they make pills for that” I’m not too sure if it resonates because they are junkies and probably don’t have good memory

    • The “junkies” are those addicted to the pain pills the doctors prescribe. You realize that hydrocodone and oxycontin are just pharmaceutical grade heroin, right?

    • Lemme guess you have a photo of El chapo on your wall

    • Nope.

    • I believe in the power of the people. Not some wanna be leader

    • So, no. You didn’t realize that. You didn’t realize that doctors have no problem prescribing heroin knowing that when they cut their patient off that patient more than likely will turn to the street version. And that when that patient turns to the street version it just adds more drug problems to our already overworked system. Did you?

  • WTF!

  • Of course not. Most parents would do the same.

  • No.

  • the law is the law and u must abide

    • It’s a victimless crime. That law serves only as a source of revenue.

    • easy solution move to canada

    • Seriously? You would let your child die because you are afraid of the consequences of breaking a law. Why should they leave their home because of a law that forbids them to make choices for themselves? I hope you are never faced with a similar situation. No wait, yes I do.

    • Only slaves obey.

    • u an idiot move her to canada

    • u americans vote ur politicians so live with it

    • Not all of us. Some of us, like myself, see our government as it really is and refuse to vote and instead go out and actually try to inform people on what the government and their ass backwards self serving laws actually do.

    • Obviously you don’t understand how our government works if you believe voting counts. Not to mention it was made illegal way before most of us were born.

  • no one is immune

  • We are talking about weed. I’m sure the doctors would be happy to prescribe oxy but no, not the pot. Anything but THE POT

    • Too reliable, simple and anyone can grow it, so I see it illegal because BigPharma isnt making their money and feeding their industry with meds that, simply kills us in the long run. Now thats illegal. It has more good uses as well.

    • Exactly! How sad is it they have no problem prescribing heroin but all sorts of issues precribing weed in ANY of its forms

    • I was on oxycodone after a surgery and when I finally got off I kinda had that withdrawal feeling plus it cause me to have breathing problems, where as I smoke pot and still be able to go play ball with no issues

    • Pot makes you critically think they don’t like that

  • Oh Jesus. Hey corporate fascist police state! Hey! Fuk OFF! Leave people alone.

  • THIS IS UTTERLY REDICULOUS !!

  • they fit the sterotype.

  • Hell no. Drugs should not be illegal

    • Yep! Seems to be working for portugal. Why not give it a shot here in the states? Our country can’t be too much more fucked up than it already is.

    • Hey it will thin out all the stupid people. I’m for pot myself

    • Yes. It will. But then you get the “it’s not a choice!” herd. I was an addict. Then I made the choice to quit! Hard as fuck. But was still totally a choice. It was a choice to nail the first rail too, so…. yeah. You get my point 🙂

    • All the wasted prison money can to to rehabilitation centers. But politicians will still from that too

    • Exactly! Not only is rehab cheaper, it’s more effective.

  • Only pharmaceutical peddlers should be incarcerated.

  • MOVE out of whatever podunk state is hassling you

  • Pretty sad we call ourselves the greatest country in the world and we gotta resort to breaking laws cause our fuckin law makers rather us dead!… No leave these people alone …lets start putting the corrupt politicians and bankers in jail…. Enough with punishing our own people!!!!! BIG PHARMA NEEDS TO END!!!!!!!!!!

    • This is OUR COUNTRY not just theirs! They have ran us thru a muck for long enough. There’s a lot more of us then there is of them. We need to start voicing our feelings more…. We need to be heard… It’s their foods causing cancers … its their insurance making us jump thru hoops and it is their medical that leave us resulting in taking drastic measures alll while financing our homes and lives to pay back their banks and work so that they take their taxes …. When are we going to say enough is enough and stop playing their games?

  • They should be left alone to live their lives and take care of their children as they see fit. The govt. needs to get over itself.

  • If it was your family you would do the same. Pharmaceuticals do t cure anything.

  • This is so stupid it’s disgusting.

  • capitalist Insanity !

  • Why the exceptions and the double standard to me they are criminals, they had no consideration when american throws and continues to ruin lives of African Americans for the same offences. This exactly why america will continue be in the past in race and in due cause america will meet its past as for african americans. believe it

    • Let’s not forgot all the natives that were already here.

    • Or that many blacks were sold to the whites by their own people.

    • Or that many natives turned a blind eye because they got a fraction of their land back.

    • Keep excusing white oppression and genocide of black people by quoting a fiction of your imagination, american will forever be indebted to african and african american and your status to date is due to the blood, the sweat and tears of african american under the weep of a white slave master

    • Right. Not the millions of my ancestors and relatives they enslaved and raped over the land they “discovered”, right? I’m not white. I’m alaska native. My people had very real suffrage similar to blacks. BUT MUCH MORE RECENTLY. Do you see so much hate coming from them? NO!

      Instead of trying to continue the hate on whites check out history for yourself. Blacks are NOT the only race to suffer at the hands of whites. Nor are natives. Irish are in there too. And I’m sure many other races as well.

      Stop being ignorant. You have the knowledge. You’re already on the internet.

    • I can understand NATIVES and understand the history very well, but When you talk IRISH, are white and enjoy more benefits of being white in american than NATIVE american will ever do. Remember and they not NATIVES and are Not Black, they have not been persecuted close to Black americans or Native Americans, Its just the truth

    • I know the truth behind how natives were conquered. I’ve heard many many stories from my grandmother. She was raped a few times. But guess who she married? My WHITE grandfather. If my grandmother that went thru this REAL oppression and assimilation as a child can STILL get over the whole racism shit, so can you as well as all the other racist people out there. Wether it be racist on whites, racist on blacks or racist on Asians or mexicans, it can be over come. But when people keep screaming “racist!” (Like what you said came across to me as) it’ll never happen.

    • Dude stop dividing yourself from other people that’s whats wrong with this country. Your mad because they are white and did something to save their child. No right at all. Your a racist in other words. You want to make a difference stop pointing fingers and actually do something. If it was you and your child im sure those same ppl you are bashing would support you. Or are you too good for white ppl.

    • And Joseph black slaves were sold by black leaders. Do the research. Do you really think some white ppl captured a bunch of black ppl in the jungle and made them slaves.

    • In all honesty I wouldn’t doubt many were kidnapped…..

    • Levi, i suggest you do the research, cause i dont need to, I am African, i know my history pretty well, i know the role of the African, The Arab and The European in slave trade. The african if had known the condition of the fellow africans sold to slavery would never have allowed it to persist or continue. The ARAB on the other hand new exactly why he needed slaves and what slavery meant to him. The European not only did he engage in slavery he expanded it callously and inhumanly and genocidal to all new level and up to date desires to perpetuate remnants of the such despicable atrocious genocidal system to keep himself well fed and wealthy. thats the difference.

  • Here is the daily promotion of cannabis.

    • How about, instead of continuing to be ignorant, you look at Portugals drug laws and what they do in response to the drug problems there?

      You’re already on the internet. It’s not so hard.

    • I would rather look at reality and have some original ideas that are not influenced by an addiction.

    • Then look at Portugals drug laws. You ignorant bastard. Leave the page already of it bothers you that much

    • The first to begin name calling loses because if that is all the have they had nothing of substance in the first place.

    • Marcus, please tell us what your problem is with cannabis.

    • I do not have a problem with cannibis because I have never used any. But I have seen the results of cannabis on people who have used it.

  • No

  • What is wrong with vegetation – let alone Moving that vegatation? This mind fog mean word propaganda tries to distract people from reality

  • fk em

  • Move where it is legal then.

  • people should just grow it if they are sick…in history I bet they did…

  • no…..we would all do whatever necessary for our children and this is not the weed we smoke to relax…..look at the crap doctors prescribe that destroy our organs, but the government doesn’t mind ’cause they get a kick-back

  • better to b illegally alive than legally dead

  • Cannabis is a god given right, its a remedy for all sorts of problems and should have never been made illegal in the first place.

  • AS YOU DO!

  • Do or die. I vote no.

  • No and don’t put them on blast.

  • This is funny, I was imprisoned for not the same thing but for helping a family that was illegal all because I gave them water SMH fuck the US government

  • They should realize that the government doesn’t care. State to state importation is taken very seriously. They should either buy it illegally in their own state or move to a state that is more friendly. Going public is the quickest way to get a police backlash. God help them.

  • Nope

  • Yeah they should go to jail and the child should go to protection so that Big Pharma can make profit then kill the child with their poison. I don’t usually advocate war,But I think it is time to go to war with the !% who rule the world with their virtual money.and laws for personal profit.

  • Of course not

  • if they were Blacl.?

  • This is why you don’t say anything to anyone.

  • You gotta do what you gotta do.

  • dont have to evan read it to say no!

  • Give me a break , this is another disgusting story coming out of the States . ❤️

  • LEGALIZE SAVES LIVES ❤️

  • Cannabis is a very powerful drug and has potential to save lives. Those who use it as a medicine should be viewed in a different light to those who take it as a recreational drug. However, the power it possesses should not be underestimated. It is a mind-altering drug (M.A.D. – ironically) and any M.A.D. can bend the mind in ways that may be good – or bad. When we take any mind altering substance, prescribed or otherwise, we enter a mine field. Each person can react in a different way to each different substance and even highly qualified psychiatrists can never be sure which treatment is going to help a patient with mental health issues until they try it out. I know people who smoke – or have smoked it, and they confirm that it is; a). addictive and b). can provoke paranoia, especially in teenagers. Recent research has indicated that anti-depressants taken during pregnancy are linked to autism in the child. We still have much to discover about future effects of mind altering drugs. Mess with your head without good reason at your own risk! But good people trying to save lives dont deserve to be criminalised.

  • The whole pot thing is so stupid. What does anyone care if a person wants to smoke a doobie. Police are endangered chasing people around for pot. People get jailed and a record. Let people grow a few plants and smoke on their own property and give it an age limit like booze. I mean if it’s legal to cut a baby out of your cervix, why is smoking pot even a concern.

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  • They should be commended!

  • It should be legal

  • Is that a stupid question? OF COURSE NOT if its to save a life then NO these people are not criminals but fine examples of what LOVE they have for their child when it comes to treating an almost impossible to beat illness with natures most potent and ancient remedy <3

  • The govt does NOT OWN OUR BODIES. It’s none of their damn business.

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