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June 2014 Archives

Will medical marijuana and child custody issues clash in Maryland

In the past few years, almost half of the states have passed some type of legislation that legalizes medical marijuana. However, there are concerns that the laws that regulate child custody have not been updated to address this issue. There have been conflicts that have arisen over whether the presence of the drug poses a danger to children. Since Maryland has also just recently passed this type of legislation, the possibility of a conflict could be an issue here as well.

Setting the record straight on erroneous child custody beliefs

Some misconceptions exist about child custody. Indeed, the new world of separate parenting may actually look quite different from imagined at first. The issues surrounding child custody proceedings are not tied to one geographic area, and the general principles that govern these matters are valid throughout the country, including in Maryland.