Medical Marijuana and Your Child Custody Case

In child custody litigation in Arizona Child Custody and Visitation Alcohol and Drug Abuse, many believe that if they possess a card permitting them to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, this will not compromise their child custody case. After all, it is legal and medically necessary right? Not so fast.

Although the legislature made medical marijuana legal here in Arizona, some judges still regard it as before - not acceptable to use when raising children or while the children are in a parents care. How will you know how your judge feels about medical marijuana use? How will you know what possible repercussions you could experience if it is discovered you use medical marijuana and you are engaged in a custody dispute? Contact an attorney at Lasiter & Jackson to discuss your case. Our attorneys are experienced in litigating cases regarding this issue. At risk could be a loss of physical custody of your children, supervised parenting time and ongoing random drug tests beginning at 5:00 p.m. the after your first hearing - without prior notice. Sometimes one test positive for marijuana will drastically change your custody and parenting time. It is not worth the risk.

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