Does Cannabis Use Automatically Make You an Unfit Parent? The Government Seems to Think So

The role of cannabis in a responsible parent’s life has unearthed some uneasy questions that many people find uncomfortable, and too often the knee-jerk reaction to discovering that a parent either responsibly consumes recreational cannabis or relies on medical marijuana is that he or she is an unfit parent and role model to raise children. It’s a dangerous response that has ruined countless lives and torn families apart over the course of the War on Drugs, and despite the U.S.’s increasingly softened stance on cannabis, many families are having their children removed from their care over simple possession charges, medical marijuana loopholes, and even for voicing pro-cannabis opinions.

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