It still has not been completely consistent about how
involved DCF would be if the parents using marijuana or even using other drugs
or alcohol.  Part of what DCF looks at
might be the amount, location and the impact on the parenting.  For example, if a parent is drinking
significantly or using a significant amount of marijuana but they are not in a
caretaking role and someone else is caring for the child during that period.  There is arguably less of a nexus or less of
a connection between either legal or illegal drug or other substance abuse
issues and neglect.  You want to be
careful though it depends a lot on the worker, the office and a lot of
different criteria.