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Dependency Update: Drug Use is Not Always Drug Abuse (In Re J.A.)

  • By: Kelsey Walsh
Dependency Update:  Drug Use is Not Always Drug Abuse (In Re J.A.)

Drug use while pregnant does not necessarily amount to drug abuse according to the Second District Court of Appeal.  The Second District Court of Appeal recently overturned a ruling by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, which held that a mother’s use of medical marijuana during the last four months of her pregnancy, resulting in her child testing positive for...