aamericans for safe access
alabama medical marijuana coalition
Americans for Safe Access
When you speak to a cannabis festival audience -- as I did Saturday at
Hempstalk 2012 in Portland -- you'd better have some attention-grabbers
to share, since these good folks have typically been hearing speeches
about marijuana all day.
One thing that I shared with
the sizable crowd was the not-nearly-well-enough-known fact that babies
born to mothers who smoke marijuana are both healthier and smarter than
those born to women who don't do any drugs or herbs at all.
The prohibitionists tell us that the smoking of marijuana by pregnant
women results in lower birth weights and less intelligent babies. The
scientific research tells us that toking mothers have babies that are
just as healthy, with birth weights just as normal, as babies born of
And you know what else the research showed? That the babies of pot smoking mothers scored better on laboratory tests of cognition than babies of non-smoking mothers.
Another independent scientific study showed that babies of marijuana-using mothers have a lower mortality rate than babies of mothers who didn't use any drugs at all!
baby mortality rate among non-using mothers was 13.7 per 1,000 live
births, while babies of toking mothers had a rate of only 8.9 deaths per
Marijuana is good for pregnant mothers and their babies. Fight back with the facts!