Originally Posted by thismama
Okay, loriforeman, and I respect your decision of course, we all do what we think is best. But if you've known slow babies with messed up mamas deep into the drug scene... the mamas are doing MJ and nothing else?
Because I have never known anyone deep into the drug scene who was only smoking reefer.
i have. quite a few, actually...there are many who have families that truly believe that marijuana is okay, but will flinch at other drugs.
i've never seen reflux as a side-effect, though (a side-note). i HAVE seen a lot of children that were supposed to be ADHD, and quite a few learning disabilities. hell, i raised my step-daughter who came from a home where marijuana was used daily...and she was VERY emotionally stunted. she started staying summers with us when she was nine, and full-time when she had just turned twelve...while she had a roof over her head and clothes on her back, and was well-fed, she had severe learning disabilities and didn't like to be touched. took quite a while to break through that shell...she's now 22 and VERY anti-drug.
my cousin's children were born (all girls) with their vaginal canals sealed...and required surgery to open them up on two of them.
while i'm not a part of any "scene" anymore...i do still have family that is, and i hear through the grape-vine what's going on with them and their children (as they aren't allowed anywhere near me or mine), and i feel saddened for them. my cousin had her children placed in foster care for a while...she's received them back, but who knows what's next.
around here, most people smoke it. that means it's in the air...and their little ones are having their myelin sheaths coated...and who knows what else. my daughter's father was busted last year...his ex-wife rolled over her kid and suffocated him after smoking out and co-sleeping.
there's just too many variables to make it something that i would do...i'm not one to take that kind of chance. not going to have myself arrested in front of my children...not going to have DCFS in my life for such a reason...not willing to take ANY chance that they could have detrimental effects from such.
(gah, this is a pain...my mouse went out and i'm surfing by keyboard only. grrr.)