California Parent ‘Paul M.’ Wins Victory For Medical Marijuana Users

Anna Almendrala
Paul M Medical Marijuana
LOS ANGELES — An appeals court released a Southern California father who is a medical marijuana user from court-mandated parental supervision, making a milestone distinction between pot “use” and “abuse.”
The California Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s decision to place “Paul M.,” the father of toddler “Drake M.” under the supervision of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, a mandate that had meant required drug counseling, parenting classes and random drug testing for the father. The appeals court ruled that medical marijuana use alone does not constitute child abuse or put children at risk.
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