Ask any new born ICU nurse about the differences between "pot babies"
and others. The deleterious effects of marijuana are well documented in the
scientific literature and funds should be spent on education/prevention rather
than determining the obvious.
DCFS can take kids away for that, so I don't think you will get any sort of
accurate picture. Waste of money.
I can tell you for free that it is not good for the mother or the baby.
Opioids, alcohol, many scripts & over the counter drugs are bad for a
developing fetus. When marijuana is smoked/ingested by a pregnant
woman, pot and THC cross the placenta and enter a fetus’ bloodstream, so
you're essentially sharing the drug with your baby. American
College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Academy of
Pediatrics (AAP), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), &
American Medical Association (AMA) all say pregnant and breastfeeding women
should avoid marijuana altogether. AAP issued its first official guidelines on
pot use, pregnancy and breastfeeding in 2018. In their new recommendations, the
group reaffirms that pregnant and nursing moms should not use marijuana in any
form because it isn't safe for them or their babies. Studies
have shown that daily or weekly marijuana use may make your pregnancy more
high-risk. Research has found that babies born to moms who use pot are more
likely to end up in the NICU compared to other babies, be underweight at birth,
be born prematurely, and/or have smaller heads at birth. It can also increase
the risk of stillbirth.There are studies out there that show short
and long-term effects.
Good job legislative committee. You made the right call on this.
Does the Deseret News really need to put images of dangerous drugs on the front
page of it's website?It's a well known fact that children
and other impressionable people are drawn to bad behavior when they see it
glorified in the media. (Otherwise, why would we make such a big deal of
concealing the preparation of alcoholic drinks in bars and restaurants?)Now a moral and trusted news source is running the risk of corrupting
the innocent young, and the weak-willed who need strong moral guidance.Won't somebody think of those poor children?