Parents With Child Custody Issues are Buzzing About Federal Legalization of Marijuana | Texas Lawyer –

It used to be that if you were a Texas parent with child custody issues, marijuana use could cause you big trouble. But as more states have legalized pot, even the relatively conservative Texas legislature has made it more difficult for the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to remove a child when a parent tests positive.

Meanwhile, at the national level, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a draft of a federal marijuana legalization bill earlier this month, which could create even more dramatic changes to the legal landscape in Texas family courts.

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