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In custody (“allocation of parental responsibilities”) disputes, a crucial aspect that family courts consider is the child’s best interests including the health and safety of the child. Illinois courts also take into account the parents or guardians’ use of drugs or alcohol when determining whether to restrict parental responsibilities. In January 2020, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana with the enactment of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. The legalization of recreational marijuana has prompted a question for families: can courts cite a parent’s marijuana use as justification to restrict parental rights during a… Continue Reading Marijuana Discrimination in Family Courts: How the Use of Recreational Marijuana Can Affect Child Custody in Illinois