A look at the “protective” goals of the child welfare system in light of the growing national acceptance of medical cannabis.
Social workers think a child “might die” from it. They call poison control hotlines to get information about it. An infant is removed from good parents because their home “smells like marijuana.” A graduate student has four children removed because cannabis plants are found in the home. A Drug Endangered Child Expert testifies as an expert for the County that “CBD” refers to a “new strain of butter or wax” that is being made in that particular county. Judges think a parent “can get a prescription from any Dr. Feelgood.” County Counsel worry parents “might get high and drop an infant on the floor.” In chambers, a Judge asks about my cannabis expert, “Is he going to show up in Birkenstocks and a ponytail?” and immediately breaks out in uncontrollable laughter.
How is cannabis safer than CPS?
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