N.J. Div. of Child Prot. and Permanency v. D.H.

Two parents appealed the Chancery Division’s order terminating their parental rights based on their recreational use of marijuana. The Appellate Division initially agreed with the parents. It held that “a parent’s status as a recreational marijuana user cannot suffice as the sole or primary reason to terminate that parent’s rights” unless case-specific evidence is proven … Read more

In re Application for Med. Marijuana Alt. Treatment Ctr. for Pangaea Health & Wellness, LLC

The Appellate Division issued a thorough opinion — and thorough rebuke — regarding the process by which the New Jersey Department of Health issued six licenses to grow, process and dispense marijuana as part of the State’s Medicinal Marijuana Program in In re Application for Med. Marijuana Alt. Treatment Ctr. for Pangaea Health & Wellness, … Read more

Gass v. 52nd Jud. Dist.

The PA Supreme Court exercised its King’s Bench authority to consider whether Lebanon County courts and probation departments may prohibit a probationer from using medical marijuana where that probationer otherwise is in compliance with Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act. Simply put, the Court held that the courts and probation department could not prohibit medical marijuana use … Read more