At the conclusion of a recent appellate hearing, one California father has achieved a major victory upholding his parental rights. The case involves a parent's right to use legally prescribed medical marijuana without the risk of losing child custody. This decision not only affirms this man's right to the care and custody of his son, it also serves as an indicator of the changing ways in which the courts approach the use of medical marijuana.
When parents separate in California, communicating about issues related to their shared child or children often becomes a challenge. Simply living apart creates the need to reach out and make contact to stay informed about visitation scheduling, needs and changes. Technological advancements can greatly improve communications, but only when both parents have the same motivation. A recent study conducted by a major university suggests that when parents are not on the same page in regard to their children, technology can be used by one parent against the other, to the detriment of the child or children caught in the middle.