Can the state of CA take away a child from a women who has just given birth if she has marijuana in her system?
Answered on: 5/25/13, 10:50 am by Daphne Macklin
Yes. The fact that marijuana use for medical purposes with appropriate licensing has been quasi-legalized in California does not prevent or preclude child welfare services from removing a newborn from the mother's custody if there is a positive toxicity screen for certain types of drugs.
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