child protective services

Will Child Protective Services Evolve with Changing Medical Marijuana Laws?

Will Child Protective Services Evolve with Changing Medical Marijuana Laws?

With the world of medical and recreational cannabis rapidly evolving, undoubtedly some of these patients and users are going to be parents. And while we can all agree that we should not make marijuana available to children except in medically necessary situations, we must ask ourselves “Is Child Protective Services going to grow and change […]

Child Abuse Charges for Mom who Gave Kids Cannabis for ADHD, Emotional Issues

Child Abuse Charges for Mom who Gave Kids Cannabis for ADHD, Emotional Issues

The side effects of the most commonly prescribed stimulant medications (like Adderall or Ritalin) for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are truly frightening: higher blood pressure, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach upset/pain, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, dry mouth, fever and nervousness. Those are considered normal; severe side effects include […]

Yes on 64, NO on 67: Pot & Personhood in Colorado

Yes on 64, NO on 67: Pot & Personhood in Colorado

You made history voting Yes on 64 in 2012. Here’s why you should vote No on 67 in 2014. Colorado voters made headlines at the polls two years ago when the passage of ballot initiative Amendment 64 made recreational marijuana legal for adults over the age of 21. The vote heralded a new era in […]

Family Law & Cannabis Alliance Announces Groundbreaking Legal Network

Family Law & Cannabis Alliance Announces Groundbreaking Legal Network

Family Law & Cannabis Alliance (FLCA), a national nonprofit organization providing information on Child Protective Services (CPS), family court, and marijuana — and home of the Fifty State Profiles Project — is proud to officially launch its groundbreaking legal network, available at no cost to attorneys and to families throughout the United States. Even in […]

Mom Faces Charges a Fifith Time for Taking Daughter off Psychiatric Medicine

Mom Faces Charges a Fifith Time for Taking Daughter off Psychiatric Medicine

Maryanne Godboldo is not a medical marijuana patient, and she is not using cannabis to treat her teenage daughter’s medical issues. However, her legal battle is one that every parent, especially those who use medical cannabis for their own treatment or the treatment of their children, should be following. She is facing criminal charges for […]

11 Month Old CO Baby, Angel Lane Place, Removed for Marijuana, Killed in Foster Care

11 Month Old CO Baby, Angel Lane Place, Removed for Marijuana, Killed in Foster Care

Trigger Warning: This article discusses removal of a child from biological parents and extreme child abuse resulting in death. A foster mom taking care of an infant who was less than a year old has admitted to accidentally dropping her on September 12th and shaking her while holding her by the throat on September 15th. […]

Locked Up – Who, For What and Why? Three Questions We Fail to Ask

Locked Up – Who, For What and Why? Three Questions We Fail to Ask

On June 21st, I stood below the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. alongside hundreds of participants in the first annual Free Her Rally. Many of us had shared experiences of wrongdoing at the hands of the criminal justice system and it was no coincidence that many of us were black women. The reason for the […]

Every Mom’s An Activist: The Drug War Comes Home

Every Mom’s An Activist: The Drug War Comes Home

I never would have thought that I would be speechless on the topic of Marijuana. I’m passionate about it. I live it and I breathe it. It isn’t for lack of love that I have no words. The Marijuana “issue” simply leaves me dumbfounded with its breadth. In fact there is no single issue, but […]

The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

Women the world over are ending prohibition…Again. This is the motto of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition, consisting of over 250 members worldwide with 60 chapters “dedicated to spreading knowledge and truth about cannabis and pursuing what should be our rights and freedoms in our own medical care.” The women of the IWCC strive to share scientific studies, medical […]