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Should Medical Marijuana Users Lose Custody of Kids?

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A story from the AP today -- "Medical Pot Can Cost Parents in Custody Disputes" -- caught our attention.

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It featured Washington state dad Nicholas Pouch, who lost custody of his kids, ages 9 and 11, because he's a medical marijuana patient. His kids aren't allowed to set foot on his farm. He only sees his boys twice a month, during supervised visits at a neutral house in Olympia, Washington.

Pouch said that he uses medical marijuana to treat pain from carpal tunnel syndrome and a shoulder injury.

Julian Robinson, another dad featured in the piece, feels Pouch's pain. A judge ordered him to keep at least a quarter of a mile away from his stepchildren because of his medical marijuana use -- even though the kids live under his roof and he has raised them for the past 13 years. Now he's forced to live elsewhere.

"It has torn my family apart," Robinson said. "We used to do everything together."

Do you think that medical marijuana patients should lose custody?


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Anonymous December 31, 2010, 11:53 AM

i know i most likely dont belong in this converstation, i am not an adult. my name is katherine, i am 16, and when i was 14 i hurt my back in a dirt biking accident, i was trying to show off and i ended up ramping 14 feet into the air, and falling right off the bike and into the sand. my back hurts everyday. at first i got prescribed xanax for my back, but i did not like it. i felt like i wasnt myself, and i was afraid of getting addicted, since my friends mom turned into a huge junkie after she got prescribed xanax, now she doesnt even take care of him, or his 5 year old sister, he is only 15 and has to take care of himself, and his sister. i was telling my older friend with a medical marijuana card about this, and he said that medical marijuana would help tremendously, so i started buying medical off him,it helped my back so much,and i actually feel like myself! and before you start saying how bad it is for a 16 year old to smoke marijuana, i am doing just fine, i have graduated highschool early, with all AP classes, and i am about to start my first semester of college.i am not stupid, i am not scum. my parents approve of my use and even pay for it becuase they see how is has helped me and has no harmful effects,plus my dad is so unbelievably against pills its ridiculous, he worked in the school distric and saw too many kids get addicted to pills that they were being prescribe for add, depression, and pain. they made sure after i started using it that i kept doing good in school, i even have a job at a veterenarians office taking care of the sick animals they are holding, and giving attention to the animals people leave there when they go on vacation, etc. i am not lazy nor stupid. how many 16 year olds are in college and have a job? not many. but people still look down on me becuase they are ignorant. but i dont care, im happy, smart, on my way to a good job, and i hav

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