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Puff and Push: Is It Ideal To Smoke Marijuana During Pregnancy?

Update Date: Feb 13, 2017 07:36 PM EST

Marijuana consumption continually increases after it was legalized various states. Studies then reveal that pot consumption is not only common among those with medical conditions, but pregnant women consume a high volume of weed as well.

Pregnant women are starting to turn to marijuana in having their morning sickness alleviated. It was mentioned that more women started smoking pot all throughout their pregnancy after marijuana was legalized in most states.

In a survey that was done in 2014, it was revealed that a significant increase in women who smoke pot went up to 4 percent compared to the 2.4 percent of the women back in 2002. These numbers were mentioned by the US News wherein they based their statistics from the annual drug use surveys.

It is still an ongoing debate in regards to the medicinal benefits of medical marijuana as some health care experts argue that it does more harm than good. The Sun previously featured the story of a mother from Ohio where it was mentioned that her daughter was taken from her after it was discovered that she consumed marijuana based tea to help her with her labor pains.

Cleveland News also pointed out that the mother's attorney, Joseph Jacobs was outraged upon knowing that there was no harm done in regards to the child's development. The mother, Hollie Sanford, was devastated after she found out that the court would take her marijuana tea consumption into the extremes.

"It's outrageous," Attorney Joseph Jacobs said. "The decision has no basis in law or science. There was no harm done to this child other than the removal from her Mom and Dad."

Medical marijuana comes with countless benefits, but it is still ongoing debate as to whether it is harmful to the developing child or not. It is often used during pregnancy as it is said to alleviate severe morning sickness and it also increases the mother's appetite.

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