An Alabama mother was arrested last week after police claimed she smoked marijuana around her 23-month-old son.
Mack, 23, was arrested and charged with "chemical endangerment of a
child," according to booking records, reports Theresa Seiger at AL.com.
arrest resulted from one of those "suspicious smell" complaints from a
neighbor that are feared by all cannabis users in non-legal states.
to Cpl. Arlan Gaines, public information officer for the Saraland
Police Department, the boys in blue "discovered that marijuana had been
smoked in the residence while a toddler was present," Gaines said.
It's unclear to us here at Toke of the Town exactly how
using cannabis in the same house with a toddler constitutes "chemical
endangerment of a child," since the body's own endocannabinoids are not
only present in mother's milk, but are necessary for normal health and
And never mind the fact that
parents in Alabama can get just as drunk as they want while their kids
are in the house, without any fear of criminal charges.
had no known prior arrests in Mobile County. Booking records show she
was released on bail the same night of her arrest, December 4.
Last year, an Alabama woman was arrested after her infant tested positive for marijuana.