family law

IDAHO: Children Removed From Mother When She Treats Daughter with Cannabis for Pharmaceutical Related Seizure

IDAHO: Children Removed From Mother When She Treats Daughter with Cannabis for Pharmaceutical Related Seizure

Kelsey Osborne’s daughter, Madyson, was being treated for a non-seizure related disorder with the pharmaceutical drug Risperdal (Risperidone) and was taken off of the drug without her mother’s knowledge or consent in early October. Afterward, her daughter began to display seizure-like symptoms, was vomiting, acting in an uncharacteristic manner and was begging for relief. Kelsey prepared a […]

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: Tipping Point May 8-9 FREE Conference Riverside, CA

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: Tipping Point May 8-9 FREE Conference Riverside, CA

Tipping Point 2015 is a free 2 day reentry law conference and community building forum for legal service providers, advocates, community members, and formerly incarcerated people. The first day of the conference will bring expert panelists with a focus on best practices and remedies available to help formerly incarcerated people overcome barriers to reentry. The second day […]

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 […]

Free Bree: Green Family Update and Mother’s Day Event

Free Bree: Green Family Update and Mother’s Day Event

After fighting the courts for the return of their daughter, beautiful Brielle (the famous Bree from the #FreeBree movement), the Green family is still going to be spending Mother’s Day with a child conspicuously absent from their family gathering. Maria’s son Elliott has been the focus of an ongoing custody battle with her ex-husband, and […]

The Undergreen Railroad: Helping Patients Relocate for Cannabis Access

The Undergreen Railroad: Helping Patients Relocate for Cannabis Access

By Theresa Knox The ability of each state to create its own laws is perhaps the greatest thing about the United States, because it means no citizen must accept a law they find unjust so long as there is another state that has more compatible laws. The Undergreen Railroad is a new organization forming in […]

How Will Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Laws Affect Families?

How Will Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Laws Affect Families?

PHOTO: Lisa Williams, Creative Commons In May, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law historic legislation regulating the growth, sale, and use of the marijuana in the Rocky Mountain state, and several related bills have been signed or are expected to be signed.  In many ways they are excellent documents and should be celebrated as […]

It’s Still Just About A Plant And Some Freedom

It’s Still Just About A Plant And Some Freedom

Leave it to a bunch of miscreants to make something as simple as weed and freedom into a complex web of money, ego, and deception. People are weird. It never ceases to amaze me how many people want to use this issue to serve their personal and/or professional ambitions with little regard for the plant […]

IDAHO: Children of Marijuana Activists Seized

IDAHO: Children of Marijuana Activists Seized

Note: this is a developing story, please continue to check back for updates… Lindsey and Josh Rinehart were traveling with their friend Sarah Caldwell on a trip through the mountain and had just reached a point where they could receive cell reception when panicked texts from their shared babysitter that the authorities were taking their children started coming in […]