IDAHO: Children of Marijuana Activists Seized

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Lindsey and Josh Rinehart were traveling with their friend Sarah Caldwell on a trip through the mountain and had just reached a point where they could receive cell reception when panicked texts from their shared babysitter that the authorities were taking their children started coming in on Tuesday, April 23rd.

Lindsey Rinehart is the Director, Chief Petitioner and Volunteer Coordinator for Compassionate Idaho’s Medical Marijuana Petition. She is also a core member of the Idaho H.O.P.E. Fest Committee. Her husband, Josh, is the Director of Idaho NORML, and core member of Idaho H.O.P.E. Fest and Compassionate Idaho.

Sarah Caldwell is the Executive Director of Finance for Moms for Marijuana International. She is also a founding member and director for Compassionate Idaho, Idaho NORML, and the Idaho H.O.P.E. Fest.

According to an online fundraiser:

“Lindsey and Josh’s two children were taken into protective custody, and because Sarah’s two children were also at the residence with the babysitter, they were taken as well.

At this time there is a dependency hearing for the children that is pending, and possible criminal charges.

All three of these dedicated Cannabis warriors are physically disabled, and receive very little to no income, and absolutely zero income from any of their volunteer efforts in cannabis reform. They are all in need of help to retain both family law and criminal law attorneys.”

Via phone, Sarah Caldwell expressed her gratitude for the support she and the Rineharts have received since the children were taken:

“We don’t have a lot of family and so we’ve made our own. Thank you for all the love and support helping us get our babies back. Thank you for everything you can give to help us see them again, for every hope and kiss on the wind you send to us.”

These families are fighting for all our rights, so please go to their WePay page to help raise funds to help them get their kids back.


Compassion Fund

for the Rinehart and Caldwell Families

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