child endangerment

One of Angela’s Brown’s Two Charges for Treating Her Son With Cannabis Dropped

One of Angela’s Brown’s Two Charges for Treating Her Son With Cannabis Dropped

This last week, there was some minor positive progress in Angela Brown’s pending prosecution; on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, a district judge in Minnesota dropped the pending child endangerment charge Brown was facing. She is still facing a charge of contributing to the need for child protection and will theoretically go to trial to answer […]

Responsible Pot Use, Responsible Parenting: What’s The Problem?

Responsible Pot Use, Responsible Parenting: What’s The Problem?

By Keith Stroup, NORML Founder & Legal Counsel One of the policy areas in greatest need of reform involves the typical response of our child custody system in this country when they learn that a parent smokes marijuana; in all states today, including those that have legalized marijuana either for medical use or for all […]

War of the Womb

War of the Womb

The Jim Crow fueled Drug War has produced at least one pernicious effect that does not get enough attention in many of our discussions.  Pregnant women, especially low-income women of color, are the object of scrutiny by purported child protection agencies. While a white, upper class woman may not be scrutinized through urine screens during pregnancy, […]