Phoenix, AZ asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Child Custody for Arizona

Q: Will my children be taken away if I use marijuana while pregnant?

Dcs got involved after I tested positive for thc with my first pregnancy but Arizona has since legalized marijuana. Additionally, I suffer from chronic pain due to nerve damage and can’t take my other medications while pregnant.

1 Lawyer Answer
Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Yes, absolutely they will take away your children if you smoke marijuana while pregnant. It's not an issue of whether it's legal--the issue is that it's dangerous for the child.

Use of marijuana while pregnant can cause a variety of problems, including restrict your baby's fetal growth, a greater chance of stillbirth, a greater risk of premature birth, and brain development problems.

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