Family Law & Cannabis Alliance
Family Law & Cannabis Alliance (FLCA) is a clearinghouse for reliable local, state, and national information related to marijuana policy, Child Protective Services (CPS), and family court. Particularly in an era when public opinion and policy regarding marijuana are rapidly evolving, we believe that it is wrong to punish parents who use cannabis medicinally or recreationally by exposing them to CPS investigations and temporary or permanent loss of custody of their children. Marijuana use is not proof of poor parenting and should not be used to separate families or subject them to unnecessary state intervention.
FLCA provides non-legal advocacy and advice, as well as legal referrals, to individuals facing CPS and family court actions. We offer educational information to other professionals, students, and members of the public; assistance, interviews, and quotes to the media; speakers and panelists to conferences, rallies, universities, meetings, and other events; and articles and papers on commission to offline and online publications. FLCA also serves as a repository for the activism, advocacy, research, writing, and other work by its founders and other parties.FLCA directly and indirectly supports the work of drug policy, reproductive justice, and other relevant intersectional organizations and individuals, with whom we create and strengthen alliances on these issues. We serve to counter the effects of disinformation and misinformation proliferating in reaction to the rising visibility of families across the country facing removal and other adverse actions for cannabis use.