CPS

Cannamama: I Breastfeed and Use Cannabis

Cannamama: I Breastfeed and Use Cannabis

A couple of weeks ago, after speaking with a handful of receptionists in an effort to find a new primary care physician, I realized there must be a large number of people who are unaware cannabis is the technical term for marijuana.  I discovered this when I asked for the doctor’s stance on cannabis use, and […]

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 […]

Lady Business: Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company

Lady Business: Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company

Shawn DeNae is the CEO of Washington Bud Company, Wagenseller Building Company, Cancadia Corporation, A Cannabis Conversation.org.  I met her when she flew me up to Seattle, Washington to address the MJBA Women’s Alliance monthly gathering a few months back to speak on their presentation “Power to Lead”  with other respectable, classy entrepreneurs and activists. […]

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 […]

New Jersey Appeals Court Rules Cannabis Use Alone Not Reason to Remove Child

New Jersey Appeals Court Rules Cannabis Use Alone Not Reason to Remove Child

Two days before Christmas, an appellate court in New Jersey gave one Garden state mother the best possible gift; a panel headed by Honorable Carmen Alvarez ruled that not only were verbal admissions about possible cannabis use insufficient evidence for an emergency removal order of an infant child but that the state failed to provide […]

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 […]

PARENTS 4 POT’S 2nd Annual Cannabis POW & Community Holiday Drive

PARENTS 4 POT’S 2nd Annual Cannabis POW & Community Holiday Drive

Parents 4 Pot loves to make a difference in the lives of those in the cannabis reform community. No one knows first hand how terrible this war is than the families of those who are struggling to make ends meet in their roles as an activist, medical refugee, or those serving time for cannabis. They are organizing Amazon.com […]

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 […]

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. […]