Parenting and Cannabis
Date: Sep 20, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Although recreational marijuana is legal in New Jersey, warring parents may still raise a parties' pot use in divorce/custody/parenting time proceedings.
Should courts take away custody or parenting time if a parent is a frequent marijuana user? What level of impairment would be needed for courts to restrict a parent's access to their child? Is smoking a single joint or popping a gummy the same as having a drink? Should family courts treat a parent who occasionally uses marijuana differently from a parent who has the occasional drink? Does it make a difference if the parent is a medical marijuana user?
Our informative program explores the many issues raised by the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey.
- Overview - Edward O’Donnell, Esq.
- Medical Marijuana v. Recreational Use:
What are the major differences? What are some of the unintended consequences stemming from legal cannabis use? What are some of the latest media depictions of cannabis?
- Eliyahu Scheiman, Esq.
- Advice from Mental Health Experts - Dr. Mathias R. Hagovsky, Ph.D.
- It may be legal, but a parent’s marijuana use may not be in the best interest of the child - Robyn Ross, Esq.
- What family lawyers should be telling their marijuana using clients - Rebecca Frino, Esq.
- Concluding Remarks - Edward O’Donnell, Esq.