(HealthDay)—Nearly 70 percent of Colorado marijuana dispensaries recommended pot products to manage early pregnancy-related morning sickness, new research reveals.
In a “mystery caller” approach, researchers posed as women who were eight weeks pregnant, experiencing nausea and vomiting, and seeking advice about cannabis product use.
Four hundred marijuana dispensaries were contacted, and one-third of those recommending marijuana to the callers wrongly stated cannabis use is safe in pregnancy.
“We expected a higher proportion to say they couldn’t make a recommendation or that the caller should talk with their health care providers,” said study author Dr. Torri Metz. She’s a perinatologist at Denver Health.
The survey findings “were surprising and concerning to us, because there are data that would suggest cannabis can be harmful to a developing fetus,” added Metz, who spoke at a news…