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Father charged with drug crimes after infant becomes ill

Most Georgia parents would probably agree that when it comes to the health and well-being of their children, they would do all they could to prevent inflicting injury or causing illness. Sometimes, parents accidentally expose children to substances or medications that can harm them. This was the case in a recent story in which a father realized he may be to blame for the mysterious symptoms his infant was suffering, and he wound up charged with drug crimes

The father was originally from another state, and had been prescribed an oil made from medical marijuana to soothe his aches and pains caused by arthritis. The arthritis was primarily in his hands, and he applied the oil as directed by the prescribing doctor. When his infant son began to show signs of an unknown illness, he brought the child to a doctor for medical attention. 

After some investigation it was determined that the oil he had been prescribed may have come in contact with the infant’s skin, and caused the symptoms many may associate with being high, such as lethargy. The father felt terrible and immediately turned himself in to local Georgia police. The father was charged with felony drug crimes, because even though he had a valid prescription, the dosage prescribed by his doctor from another state was too high for Georgia law. 

Medical marijuana laws are constantly changing, and vary from state to state. People may believe they are in full compliance with the law, and despite their honest attempts to follow the rules, may find themselves in trouble. If a person is charged with drug crimes, he or she may want to partner up with an experienced attorney. An attorney may be able to help a defendant explain his or her actions in court, and seek the best possible resolution to any formal accusations.