Telling expecting mothers not to use marijuana could have some unexpected consequences
Pregnancy is a difficult time. Your body becomes covered in stretch marks and splotches, your calves double in size overnight, and you can’t sit through so much as a PowerPoint presentation without getting up to pee at least thrice. (And don’t get me started on the men who won’t give up their seats on the train. I see you, Brett. Take off your Air Pods, turn off Chapo Trap House, and help a bitch out.) But all of these physical changes pale in comparison to the constant level of judgment and policing from total strangers, to the degree that you can’t so much as order a decaf at Starbucks without feeling like you need to hire a team of attorneys. Defensiveness, not physical discomfort, is the perpetual state of the pregnant individual.
On Thursday, in a joint conference with other top Trump administration officials, Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general of the United States, joined the chorus of mommy-shamers when he issued an edict urging pregnant women and new mothers not to use cannabis, in part due to THC levels dramatically increasing in recent years. “The scary truth is that the actual potential for harm has increased,” Adams said during the conference. “This ain’t your mother’s marijuana.” [Read More @ Rolling Stone]