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Apr 24, 2020

Laurie Pawlitza speaks to Canadian Lawyer on drug use in family law


Laurie Pawlitza, of Torkin Manes' Family Law Group, speaks to Canadian Lawyer on cannabis drug use being hard to prove in family law. 

Although recreational marijuana has been generally treated like social drinking in family law cases since legalization, there is an area where the equating of cannabis to alcohol comes up short. 

“If you think there may be some substance abuse issues, it’s much more difficult than you might think to confirm that abuse with drug testing if you have a savvy user,” says Laurie Pawlitza, a partner at Torkin Manes LLP in Toronto. “The devices are better when it comes to alcohol and the nature of drug testing means it can be difficult to catch someone when it comes to pot.” 

To read more, click here. This article was originally published in Canadian Lawyer magazine.

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