I have to say that although I am not anti-pot if it truly helps a pregnant woman nourish her child and well....survive the pregnancy, but inhaling smoke of ANY sort (incense, wood stove, fireplace, cigarette) releases carcinogens such as benzene into your bloodstream. MJ is NOT just THC, it is also an organic burning matter the smoldering byproducts of which enter your lungs and your baby's bloodstream. For example, MJ smoke contains 20 times more ammonia and 3-5 times more hydrogen cyanide, nitric oxide and certain aromatic amines than cig smoke. I don't want to choose sides between pharma and nature, although I always lean towards nature, but I get slightly annoyed when MJ users claim that there are NO negative effects. Now baking it into food.......that's another story.
Im not inferring anything other then we know that there are interactions or even risks with many drugs that women in pregnancy are on but as long as they are made by a pharma company and the "studies" say the benefits outweigh the risks, docs dont say anything. But bring in study after study on pot in pregnancy to a CPS case worker and I bet they dont give two hoots.
Edited by Toposlonoshlep - 8/21/11 at 12:26pm