This is part one of a two-part series on cannabis use and pregnancy. According to a survey published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association, weed is now the “most commonly used illicit drug during pregnancy.” While the danger of the drug to a fetus is still hotly debated, its potential to trigger the involvement of child welfare services is not. Emily Berger, a supervising attorney with the Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, explains why, post-cannabis legalization, she’s seeing an increase in child welfare cases related to cannabis use, and why these cases are clogging up the system unnecessarily.
Read Hayley’s article in Rolling Stone about pregnancy and weed, which inspired this series: www.rollingstone.com/culture/cultur…annabis-755697
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