Despite warnings from doctors about the possibility of harming the baby, there is a majority of marijuana dispensaries in the state of Colorado that still recommend their products to women who are expecting.
According to a study published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, about seven out of 10 dispensaries recommended marijuana products to treat morning sickness. CNN reported that the results were based on 400 randomly selected dispensaries in the state. Nearly two-thirds of the employees who were asked the question said their answer was based on personal opinion. More than a third even said that marijuana was safe during pregnancy.
“I was really surprised,” said study author Dr. Torri Metz, a high-risk obstetrician at Denver Health in Colorado. He added, “I did not expect dispensaries to be recommending cannabis products to pregnant women.”
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, “women who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy should be encouraged to discontinue marijuana use” and “to discontinue use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in favor of an alternative therapy.”