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As Massachusetts’ Question 4 becomes law, parents will be better protected

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

As Massachusetts’ Question 4 becomes law, parents will be better protected

November 8th, 2016 was a historic day for marijuana policy reform, with eight states passing ballot measures either legalizing adult use of marijuana or establishing medical marijuana programs. The passage of Massachusetts’ Question 4 was also a landmark victory for parents adversely affected by marijuana prohibition, as the ballot initiative included parent-protective provisions. Today, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act goes into effect and Massachusetts parents will be better protected from unnecessary CPS intervention. While...

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PRESS RELEASE: FLCA Announces Groundbreaking Legal Network

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

On its one-year anniversary, Family Law & Cannabis Alliance (FLCA) is proud to announce the official launch of its legal network for attorneys and families. PRESS RELEASE (October 14, 2014) Even in states where marijuana is now legal, decriminalized, or approved for medical purposes, parents, guardians, patients & caregivers around the country are facing scrutiny from the child welfare and family court systems, which often equate use of marijuana by a parent or guardian as child abuse or neglect and use it as a basis to limit parental...

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New State Profile: Florida

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

New State Profile: Florida

Our newest state profile is the sunshine state of Florida.  Unsurprisingly, Florida has some of the harshest policies we’ve come across so far.  These policies as well as the laws and regulations are extensive and complicated.  We break it down for you to only what is relevant for a parent who uses cannabis or a child who is being treated with medical marijuana. As always, we welcome your feedback!  Please share this with your friends so all Floridians can...

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New State Profile: Tennessee

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

New State Profile: Tennessee

FLCA’s newest state profile is Tennessee, as voted on in our state profile poll by our Facebook fans and Twitter followers!  It is a particularly complicated state with a surprising amount of  laws, regulations, and policies on CPS and family court.  Did you know that if you use marijuana while pregnant in Tennessee and your infant tests positive, it is considered physical abuse? Read about this and more on our Tennessee state profile!  We welcome your feedback.  Please share...

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New Resource: How to Handle CPS

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

New Resource: How to Handle CPS

Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve added a brand new resource to the site: a how-to of dealing with CPS!  Parents: be proactive instead of afraid!  Know what to do if CPS calls, come to your home unannounced, or investigates you and your family. Please like and share this page — knowledge is power!

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Michigan SB736: Bad for Parents

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Michigan SB736: Bad for Parents

In Michigan, State Senator Rick Jones has introduced SB736.  The text in summary: Michigan parents who are also medical marijuana patients should be investigated and determined by CPS and/or family court whether they can actually parent, required to release their medical records in perpetuity, forced into a medical evaluation by a court-appointed doctor, and be forced to stop cannabis medication or be constantly watched if allowed to remain a patient (as well as “any other order necessary”).  Full text of the bill is here. Most of...

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Cannabis Research & Media

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Cannabis Research & Media

The course of this past week saw the completion of a major update to our Cannabis Research section.  New peer-reviewed clinical studies have been added to all existing pages (Prenatal Exposure, Breastfeeding, Environmental Exposure, and Medical Marijuana).  We have also added several new pages of resources — Drug Testing & Reporting, Pediatric Medicinal Cannabis, and Miscellaneous!  We always provide links to the abstracts or full texts where available. We have a new Media section as well.  You can now find our Writing here, as well...

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Videos from the DPA Reform Conference in Denver!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Weren’t able to attend the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) 2013 International Reform Conference in Denver this past October? Sad to miss FLCA co-founders Sara Arnold (aka Sahra Kant) & Jess Cochrane on the CPS and family court panel? Want to watch it at home? Now you can! On Saturday, October 26, 2013 both FLCA co-founders, Sara Arnold (aka Sahra Kant) and Jess Cochrane, participated in “Overlooked Punishment: The Drug War’s Insidious Reach Beyond the Criminal Justice System” panel with Dr. Carl Hart of Columbia...

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New State Profile: New Jersey

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

New State Profile: New Jersey

FLCA is pleased to announce a new state profile: the garden state of New Jersey!  This state has some of most favorable case law for parents who use medical marijuana — and a particularly unfavorable law for people who sell cannabis to pregnant women.  Check it out!  We welcome your feedback.  Of course, please share with your friends and colleagues! Please note that our Massachusetts profile has also received an update. Remember, the next state will be decided by you via our...

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You decide our next state profile!

Posted by on Dec 28, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

You decide our next state profile!

Over the course of December, we took nominations from our Facebook and Twitter fans for which state profile we should do next, following New Jersey (coming soon!).  Six states were nominated: Arkansas, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, Tennessee, and West Virginia.  Now you get to decide which one wins!  Please go to our poll and vote.  Your choice could be our next state profile because you voted for it! Loading…  ...

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