The reason CPS currently cited for keeping the children in foster care, has turned this case into a First Amendment and civil rights issue. They are stating that both Karen’s promotion of and her medicinal use of cannabis have the potential to cause harm to the children and are more than adequate reasons for holding the children (ages 16 and 17) in their custody.
After an August CPS hearing, Karen’s son and a CPS worker came to her home for a visit. In the following days, Karen was informed that her visits with the children were being suspended. Allegedly, the CPS worker who was in her home went to the hospital later in the day complaining of THC intoxication. There was no presence of cannabis smoke in Karen’s home at the time. No evidence has been produced to substantiate these claims.
Karen is a legal member of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program.
However, CPS has required that she complete drug treatment classes, in addition to parenting classes, anger management and individual
counseling. These classes have added up to countless hours, even though the most important, the family counseling, which was court-ordered, has not yet been set up. CPS has not allowed the one service that would give the family an opportunity to see each other
David Glaser, Karen’s son, wrote a letter hoping to get someone to hear his story. “For over 10 months I have wrongfully been taken from my mother, the only parent I have that truly cares and takes care of me, to be placed from foster homes to group homes to shelters, where I was and still am being mistreated beyond any I could imagine in MY home.” David stated no matter how hard he tries to be with his mom “there are forces trying to tear us apart.” He wrote the letter to get help. “All I ask is that you read my story [and] speak up with us. If
two voices are too quiet to be heard then maybe a hundred voices are loud enough.” David’s letter can be read in its entirety in a petition
The Human Solution International and International Women’s Cannabis Coalition is asking letters to be written to the courthouse asking for
the identity thief to be prosecuted, Karen’s good name restored, and her children freed from the system. Court Support is needed on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. at 971 Jason Lopez Circle, Florence, Arizona. Letters can be sent to: Attn: Pinal County Superior Courthouse, 751 N Sonora St., Coolidge, AZ 85128.
For more information regarding support for Karen Ross-Glaser andcannabis cases in your area visit The Human Solution International at