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The home of Idaho marijuana activists Lindsey and Josh Rinehart was raided on Tuesday by Boise Police and Child Protective Services while Lindsey, Josh and their friend Sarah Caldwell, a fellow marijuana activist, were on a small trip to the mountains.

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.

A custody hearing for the children is pending, and possible criminal charges relating to marijuana might arise in the future, according to Serra Frank, director of Moms For Marijuana International.

Lindsey Rinehart [Facebook]

Lindsey Rinehart
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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 HOPEFest Committee and of Idaho Moms for Marijuana. Josh Rinehart is Lindsey’s husband, director of Idaho NORML, and core member of Idaho HOPEFest and Compassionate Idaho.

Sarah Caldwell is executive director of finance in Moms For Marijuana International. She is also a founding member of Idaho Moms for Marijuana, founding director of Compassionate Idaho, Idaho NORML, and the Idaho HOPEFest.

“These three nonviolent, loving parents have dedicated their time, their money, and their lives to help end cannabis prohibition in the state of Idaho, and to help reach others worldwide,” Frank said.

Sarah Caldwell [Facebook]

Sarah Caldwell
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“These are three very close friends of mine, who helped create Moms For Marijuana and everything else happening in Idaho, from our groups to the petition and HOPEFest,” Frank said. “Sarah is our executive director of finance and close family friend of 15 years. Lindsey took over as chief petitioner of the medical marijuana petition I originally started, and when that one didn’t make it, started a new one.

“I know these people very well and they are WONDERFUL parents and activists,” Frank said. “Personally, I think they are being attacked by the state because of all the progress they are making with the Idaho Medical Marijuana Petition and everything else they’ve done in the last few years.

“This happened yesterday, so now it’s a waiting game for hearings and to see if the state is pressing charges,” Frank said. “When the police raided the house they took several garbage bags full of evidence (Lindsey has MS) so charges are probably being filed as we speak.

Serra Frank [Facebook]

Serra Frank
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“They are heartbroken and just want their babies back,” Frank said. “Unfortunately, it’s a long, drawn-out process once CPS has them in custody.

“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,” Frank said. “They are all in need of help to retain both family law and criminal law attorneys.

“Anything that you can give to help provide towards these costs would be greatly appreciated,” Frank told us. “Every penny helps!”

You can click here to donate directly to the Moms For Marijuana Compassion Fund for Sarah, Lindsey and Josh.

“All donations will be given directly to Sarah, Lindsey and Josh for help in their court battles and help set case precedence in Idaho that marijuana is NOT DANGEROUS to anyone, including children,” Frank said.

You can check this page for updates.