Study: 69% of Colorado dispensaries recommended marijuana for expectant moms with morning sickness

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Nearly 70 percent of marijuana dispensaries contacted during a health study in 2017 recommended that expectant moms suffering from morning sickness use marijuana. DENVER — Nearly 70 percent of marijuana dispensaries contacted during a health study in 2017 recommended that expectant moms suffering from morning sickness use marijuana. The alarming statistic was part of a study conducted by Denver Health, with help from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Utah, which was published in the peer-reviewed Obstetrics & Gynecology. “It was surprising and concerning to us, because there are data results that cannabis can be harmful to the developing fetus,” said Dr. Torri Metz, a high risk obstetrician at Denver Health. Metz said the study used a “mystery caller approach,” with the caller reaching out to 465 Colorado dispensaries. Four-hundred responded. A researcher, claiming to be eight weeks pregnant, told an employee answering the phone at one dispensary that she was feeling nauseated, and asked if there were any products that are recommended for morning sickness. Study: 69% of Colorado dispensaries recommended marijuana for expectant moms with morning sickness

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