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Chad Johnson Speaks to Canadian Lawyer on Drug use in Family Law

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Chad Johnson of McLeod Law's Family Law group speaks to Canadian Lawyer on cannabis drug use being hard to prove in family law. When it comes to custody and access cases, “the reckless use or abuse of drugs or alcohol is still grounds for one parent to seek and have primary care of a child, with supervised access and testing, whether it’s a legal or illegal substance,” says Chad. 

Recreational marijuana use and social drinking are both legal and generally socially acceptable — as long as it doesn’t impact the parenting and safety of the child, which is the key test in family law. But the issue is that testing for drug use is much more challenging than alcohol.

You can read the full article here, published in Canadian Lawyer magazine.

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