• Immortal Illumined

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

    • purrtriarchy

      Yep.

  • Captain Jim

    Alcohol is far more damaging to the human body than cannabis. In fact our bodies create their own form of compounds very similar to cannabis known as endocannabinoids. These endocannabinoids, and also phytocannabinoids which come from the cannabis plant act upon receptors found all over our bodies to regulate basically every other system in our bodies. That’s why cannabis helps with so many conditions.

    If you don’t believe this, go to PubMed.gov (the US National Library of Medicine) and start researching.

    The fact that more people don’t know about this is crazy.

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    Do they test for tobacco, alcohol, prescription drugs?

    • Rebecca

      Nope, nope, and sometimes. They treat women on certain prescription meds just like marijuana users, even if prescribed by your doctor there can be unwarranted cps visits. I think it is because the very point of this is to incarcerate people of color. They are not looking for things that would actually cause irreparable harm to the fetus, they are checking for medicine they don’t agree with. It is sad because marijuana is so much safer for nausea than Zofran (which causes cleft palate and heart defects) and doctors prescribe zofran to pregnant women every day.

  • Candace Junkin

    Join us in The International Women’s Cannabis Coalition. We do our best to help families torn apart over this beneficial and often life saving pant. Non toxic cannabis is safer than myriad of prescription drugs parents are taking every day. And we KNOW it! https://www.facebook.com/theiwcc

    • Ineedacoffee

      Any non facebook site as im not on it?

  • crunchymama

    one of our local 215 recommend providers is discriminating against pregnant and nursing women. I am compiling a list of quotes and studies for them. Wish I knew more nursing women in our area, we could have a nurse-in

  • Michelle

    There are studies that have shown an increase in stillbirths for women who have smoked marijuana while pregnant. http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Abstract/2014/01000/Association_Between_Stillbirth_and_Illicit_Drug.17.aspx

    While I don’t think women should be arrested if they use, they should know the risks. And it has been clear for a long time that there needs to be more research into better medications for nausea during pregnancy.

    • MikeParent

      Cite those studies please. Tia

    • Jess Cochrane

      Actually, that one study you cite doesn’t clearly differentiate between the association of stillbirth with marijuana use and the association with tobacco use. Nor does it actually find any causal effect—only correlation. Without properly controlling for tobacco exposure and adjusting the odds ratios, this study tells us nothing about the impact of marijuana use during pregnancy and risk of stillbirth.

      • Michelle

        The problem is there are unlikely to be many studies done on the issue. Giving what is still an illegal drug to pregnant women is unethical. And women who are using marijuana may not be as willing to be studied for fear of persecution. Thus correlation may be the only thing to go off of.

        • Jess Cochrane

          A primary reason that there are unlikely to be many US studies on the issue is because it is nearly impossible to study any possible benefit of a Schedule I drug. NIDA will supply only research protocols that investigate possible harms. Yet there are *many* studies from the US and elsewhere that have found very minimal or no association between prenatal cannabis exposure and less severe birth outcomes like low gestational weight and preterm birth, when adjusted for confounding (particularly with tobacco exposure). With this evidence base, it is not unethical for a doctor to weigh the risks and benefits and decide that cannabis use during pregnancy does not pose a significant threat.

          • Michelle

            It would be unethical for a doctor to recommend in a country where a woman faces possible prosecution and losing custody of her children.

            Personally, I would also consider it unethical to recommend to anyone in a higher risk pregnancy group as well, regardless of legality.

          • Jess Cochrane

            Fair enough. I think the more relevant question (to this article) is whether doctors should be complicit in the persecution of their patients by being forced to report illegal drug use, and hope we can agree the answer is no.

        • lady_black

          I think you’re mistaking “illegal” for “harmful.”

          • Michelle

            No, I meant illegal. Federally, marijuana is still illegal in the US.

          • lady_black

            Then the law is the problem.

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  • MikeParent

    There are people who look to Propaganda instead of science to make laws and policies.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/1957518/
    “The results show no significant differences in developmental testing outcomes between children of marijuana-using and non-using mothers except at 30 days of age when the babies of users had more favourable scores on two clusters of the Brazelton Scales: “

  • http://www.studiolonline.weebly.com studiolonline

    Wonderful article. Highlights an incredibly important issue for all women.

  • http://www.paulglover.org/ metroeco

    Duly noted by Paul Glover, the Green Party candidate for PA governor– the only candidate intending to legalize marijuana, free its prisoners and expunge their records. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=223988367796466&set=a.205054736356496.1073741828.198734353655201&type=1&theater

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    A pregnant women should take care of many things and she should not indulge herself in any activities that are harmful for her and her baby. If one is addicted to it then she can use legal smoking blends.

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