As New York Legalizes Marijuana, Parent Advocates Push Child Welfare Agencies to Adapt
May 11, 2021
Teyora Graves, Senior Parent Advocate at CFR, is interviewed and quoted in The Imprint article entitled, “As New York Legalizes Marijuana, Parent Advocates Push Child Welfare Agencies to Adapt”. Here is one of Teyora’s quotes from the article:
“Once, city lawyers even suggested that her client’s marijuana use was preventing her from leaving a relationship mired in domestic violence, overlooking the many known reasons it can be difficult to leave an abusive partner.
And although the National Institute on Drug Abuse has made clear that “the majority of people who use marijuana do not go on to use other, ‘harder’ substances,” Graves said courts often view marijuana use as an indication that a person is likely to abuse other substances, pushing parents to prove otherwise through testing.”
Read the full article here.