University of Denver

Marijuana Consumption in Child Custody Cases After Amendment 64

IAALS Intern

ABC 7 Denver News reports that the task force established to determine how to regulate marijuana in Colorado after the passage of Amendment 64 has no plans to create any laws dictating marijuana consumption in child custody cases. According to the article, Amendment 64 does not change how courts look at the best interest factors in a custody dispute. Use of marijuana is a factor that will be treated the same as any other kind of substance use, like alcohol and prescription drugs.

Cindy Pham is a third year law student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and contributes to IAALS Online. Please direct inquiries about this post to