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California-based members of the NORML Women’s Alliance qualify for a $15 first-year membership in California NORML. Membership includes a subscription to CalNORML’s quarterly newsletter and email subscriptions to NWA and CaNORML.

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What to Do When Protective Services Social Workers Are Investigating You

NORML Partners with The Family Law & Cannabis Alliance by Sabrina Fendrick, Director of Women’s Outreach October 24, 2013

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War
Ladybud, Nov. 4, 2013

Utah lawmaker will help moms import cannabis extract October 11, 2013

Why female potheads still feel ashamed?
Salon, Sep 14, 2013

Gulf War veteran sues San Diego after medical marijuana bust leads to lost custody of children August 12, 2013

Study: At-Home Marijuana Gardens Not Associated With Adverse Health Effects Among Children March 14, 2013 Read the study.

Michigan AG: Medical marijuana doesn’t spoil custody cases
Read full opinion.

County Seizes Mother’s Children, Now Her Car — Because She’s A Medical Marijuana Patient
January 30, 2013 – Daisy Bram, a California mother whose children were seized in Butte County last year because of a medical marijuana grow at her home, has now had her three children taken from her by Tehama County officials, and even had her vehicle seized.

California Appeals Court Rules Marijuana Use Not Sufficient Reason to Make Child Dependent of Court December 7, 2012

Pot-smoking moms tired of being judged by wine drinkers
July 16, 2012 – Moms who use marijuana to take the edge off say they’re tired of being looked down upon by the Mommy Wine Brigade.

Child Custody Bill Amended to Remove Medical Marijuana
March 30, 2012 – As we were assured this week by Assemblyman Nestande’s office and the Assembly Judiciary committee, AB2365 has been amended to take out a reference to medical marijuana.

Children Gain Allies in NORML Women
From CalNORML Reports, March 2012

The NORML Women’s Alliance has been putting boots on the ground across the country, bringing women together to fundraise, strategize, and raise consciousness about how marijuana prohibition is affecting women and families.

Now, the local NWA group in Butte County, California, in alliance with national NORML and Butte County residents, has called for the Grand Jury of Butte to investigate the County Children Services Division, including a financial audit.

A video recorded the day medical marijuana grower Daisy Bram’s two children, aged 15 months and three weeks, were taken away from her, can be heard at The children were held by Butte County CPS for more than four months.

A few days after NWA filed its grand jury request on March 9, Bram had charges re-filed against her. Tamara Lujan, NORML Women’s Alliance Community Leader for Butte County, said, “We can come to no other conclusion except this is a retaliatory measure, from the Butte County DA’s office.” Butte has an extraordinarily high rate of permanent removal of children, according to a report from the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform.

NWA’s entrance into the arena is welcomed, especially becuase Angel Raich, who has consulted with CalNORML on child protection cases for many years, is terminally ill.

Cal NORML will be tracking Assembly Bill 2365, introduced by Assemblyman Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert), which would require that family courts consider parents’ use of prescribed controlled substances, including medical marijuana and narcotic maintenance medications, in child custody proceedings.

Women (and men) can join the NORML Women’s Alliance by entering their email addresses at where information about forming a local affiliate can also be found. NWA members in California can join California NORML and get our quarterly newsletter for $15.

It Works, but the Feds Still Don’t Like It
By Ellen Komp, Cannabis Culture – Tuesday, October 25 2011
CANNABIS CULTURE – Breast cancer patients benefit from medical marijuana, but you probably won’t hear that during the pharmaceutical company-sponsored Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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