Medical marijuana group offers assistance to Sullivan mom whose son took pot …

November 9th, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »

ELLSWORTH, Maine — A Sullivan woman whose son was placed in foster care after he took her marijuana-laced brownies to his school and shared them with friends was in court Thursday afternoon trying to get custody of her son back.

Aside from the custody issue, Amanda Hiser, 32, is facing criminal charges in connection with the incident and still has to contend with her lupus, which she says is why she had the pot brownies to begin with. Hiser is not an authorized medical marijuana user in Maine, but a pro-medical marijuana group that has learned of her situation is offering to help arrange and pay for a visit with a doctor who can approve her as a medical marijuana patient.

A single mom, Hiser said the custody hearing Thursday afternoon in Ellsworth District Court ran long and was continued until Friday. She said the hearing is scheduled to resume in district court at 11 a.m. Her hope, she said, is that Maine Department of Health and Human Services will allow her 13 year-old son, who just started eighth grade at Mountain View School in Sullivan, to return home.

“That’s the main, important thing,” Hiser said. “I would like him home as soon as possible.”

Hiser was arrested Oct. 30 on a charge of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs because of the incident earlier that day in which, she says, her son accidentally took the brownies to school as a snack. Her son

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