About Glenn and Peggy's Case For medical marijuana patients Peggy and Glen Keeling life has been an anxiety filled nightmare since they were “busted” on October 31, 2017. The Keeling’s are a soft spoken, community oriented, married couple with kids- your typical family next door. Despite being a legal medical marijuana patient Glen was held on a bond that they had to raise money to pay until November 22 and now must wear an ankle monitoring bracelet.
Glenn has been treating Crohn’s disease with medical marijuana and Peggy has been treating Multiple Sclerosis as well. Both of these diseases can and often are debilitating on their own but more so when you add the side effects associated with pharmaceuticals often used to treat them. Glenn and Peggy chose cannabis as a legal option for relief. The state allows the couple to possess 450 grams and they were well within the guidelines, possessing only 306 grams of cannabis medicine which a majority of was in edible form.
Despite the Keeling’s abiding by their state medical marijuana laws both are facing charges of felony 1 manufacturing, 2 counts of felony 3 possession of hash, felony 5 possession of marijuana and felony 3 child endangerment
Charges were dropped for both Peggy and Glen only to be recharges again recently. They are now facing numerous felony charges – far more than they previously had.
What you can do to support him
The alliance of organizations, advocates and activists that are part of the The Human Solution International ask you to support Glenn and Peggy and write a letter. Ask the Judge for leniency. Ask the Judge to sentence Glenn and Peggy to the least of amount of incarceration possible. Ask the judge to sentence Glenn and Peggy to probation.
Tell the judge that medical cannabis is helping to heal people. Tell the judge that prohibition has harmed the human race. Tell the judge how the war on drugs is actually a war on people and freedom to choose. Tell the judge the cannabis use has never caused a death in the history of the world.
See below for an example of the type of letter to write to support of Glenn and Peggy. Honorable Judge Jeffery Ingraham, 6-18-2020
I am writing to you on behalf of Peggy Sue Kimmel and Glenn Keeling respectively. I would like to tell you a little about what I have learned through my almost 3 year friendship with them both. Peggy is soft spoken, gentle- maybe even a little on the timid side with such a big heart. Peggy lives for her family and would never do anything to jeopardize their safety or well being. Glenn is soft spoken, intelligent and so compassionate. Glenn does everything he can to provide for and take care of his family. He cares for Peggy who suffers from late stage M.S. while Glenn himself struggles with crohn's disease. Together they are the couple next door. The kind of neighbors that always have another seat at the table and plenty of food to go around.
Despite the charges against both Peggy and Glenn I know that they were simply trying to treat themselves with cannabis instead of countless pharmaceuticals which often have intolerable side effects. Glenn and Peggy committed no crime, and have no victims. They followed the Ohio law as it was laid out in regards to medical marijuana yet were still charged with a crime.
I am simply asking that you have mercy. You have the ability to sentence as you see fit. I ask that their sentence not include any jail or prison time. Both Glenn and especially Peggy are not medically able to survive confinement of any length. Please let them go home, try to start living again and enjoy each other. .