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What the Scientists Say About Consuming Cannabis While Pregnant or Breastfeeding (Moms & MJ Part 3)


Do you love someone (including yourself!) who plans to become preggers and needs to consider the choice of using cannabis?

Here’s some of the courageous — in fact, ballsy — healers who are pioneering the way today on the research regarding this.

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this video should be taken as medical advice or encouragement to consume cannabis, especially where it’s illegal. In fact, for this video and everything else in your world, always check in with YOURSELF before acting based on anything you read, hear or watch.

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Melanie Dreher, PhD (her classic, definitive research): Maternal-Child Health and Ganja in Jamaica, School of Nursing, University of Miami. http://www.cifas.us/sites/cifas.drupalgardens.com/files/MaternalChild_Dreher.pdf

Melanie Dreher, PhD: Pediatrics, Feb 1994. Prenatal Marijuana Exposure and Neonatal Outcomes in Jamaica: An Ethnographic Study. http://www.bestdoulas.com/marijuana.pdf, Accessed 8.05.15

BONUS: (great overview) Melanie Dreher: Politics of getting pro-cannabis research funded and published:
http://www.beyondthc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Dreher-Lucas1.pdf Accessed 8.05.15

Melanie Dreher (succinct) Bio: http://avasure.com/team/melanie-creagan-dreher-ph-d-rn-faan/

Jahan Marcu: Cannabinoids, Breast Milk and Development. freedomisgreen.com
http://www.freedomisgreen.com/cannabinoids-breast-milk-and-development/ Accessed 8.05.15

Andrew Weil, MD: The Natural Mind: An Investigation of Drugs And The Higher Consciousness. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1986. p49

Ethan Russo, MD: Here’s his paper on documenting historical references to cannabis: Cannabis Treatments in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Historical Review. http://www.cannabis-med.org/data/pdf/2002-03-04-1.pdf Accessed 8.05.15

The International Institute of Human Lactation
Social drugs and breastfeeding: Does cannabis/THC do harm to the fetus if it is used during pregnancy?
http://www.cannabis-med.org/english/faq/01-pregnancy.htm Accessed 8.05.15

Pregnancy silhouette image courtesy of Flickr user John Ted Daganato: https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnd_22/8744407594

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