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Fearless Parent Radio – CPS and Medical Marijuana – 12.02.15

Guests //Indra Lusero, Esq and Heather Thompson, PhD

Host // Valerie Borek, Esq

Across the country, states are legalizing marijuana use. Parents are discovering that medical marijuana can offer life-changing relief for their chronically ill children. But when child protective laws are not simultaneously updated, families can be caught in the middle.

Join co-host Valerie Borek, Esq as she interviews two activists in the trenches. They explore this disconnect, with a lively and important discussion on personal, medical, legal, and privacy rights, and how to protect our families:

How legal marijuana use can have negative consequences on families.
The importance of informed consent in maternity care.
The problems with the dissociation between criminal and child protective laws with respect to legal marijuana.
Understanding your options if you or your newborn tests positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) when you are pregnant, a parent, or breast feeding.
Understanding what we know, what we think we know, and what we believe about marijuana use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.