Parents Using Medical Marijuana, Even Legally, Suffer the Consequences in Family Court

Arizona Mother has Daughter.

Mother suffers from a seizure disorder.

Mother uses marijuana, legal in Arizona, to control her seizures.

Mother sends Daughter to stay with her Brother, a cop, in Kansas for a while.

And some time after that, law enforcement enters the picture, taking Daughter into child protective custody and charging Mother with physical, mental and emotional child neglect.

The child welfare agency places Daughter in foster care, ultimately placing her with Mother’s Brother.

Even where medical marijuana use is perfectly legal, in family court, medical users of cannabis are often penalized with loss of child custody and even restriction of visitation with their minor chidlren