As marijuana legalization expands and cannabis products become more common, consumers suddenly find they have access to alternative cannabis-derived treatments that claim to help a host of medical conditions.
Could one of those ailments include morning sickness of expectant mothers? People who work at marijuana dispensaries think so.
But medical experts caution it isn’t a good idea, and using marijuana can harm a pregnancy.
A new study published in the June issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology — the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) journal — found that nearly 70 percent of Colorado cannabis dispensaries contacted by study investigators recommended cannabis products to treat nausea during the first trimester.
This recommendation from dispensary employees goes directly against the guidance of the experts at ACOG.
“Obstetrician-gynecologists should be discouraged from prescribing or suggesting the use of marijuana for