Bill To End Marijuana Stigma In Childcare System Gets Green Light In Virginia



Lawmakers green-lighted a measure that would prohibit the use of cannabis as the sole evidence of child abuse or neglect.

SB 115 was unanimously approved by the full Virginia Senate on Friday, after advancing through the Senate Court of Justice Committee last week. The measure seeks to protect parents and guardians against any cannabis-related discriminatory actions.

The legislation, brought by Senate President Pro Tempore Louise Lucas (D) stipulates that “a child shall not be considered an abused or neglected child, and no person shall be denied custody or visitation of a child, based only on the fact that the child’s parent or other person responsible for his care, or the person petitioning …

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