Pregnancy and Cannabis

Pregnancy and Cannabis

The question about Cannabis being good or bad for pregnant women is a big topic. It is in development and more research is being made about it. Unfortunately, we don't have many results yet.

California is the oldest of the states which legalized Cannabis on the medical and recreational level is considering declaring THC as a risk for pregnant women.

A larger number of women are turning to Cannabis to relief themselves from morning sickness and headaches graciously brought by pregnancy.

Note that it is not a proven fact that Cannabis can help with these undesirable side effects of carrying a child.

The California Cannabis Industry Association says that it is needed to have more researches done about THC and pregnancy. Sadly, the still illegal state of Cannabis on the Federal level is making everything slower.

The small amount of research we already have access to strongly suggest not to use Cannabis or Cannabis derivative during a pregnancy.

It is important to remember that the human brain takes 25 years to be fully formed.

Substances with altering psychoactive effects such as alcohol, Cannabis or other drugs can have a major effect on our brains if consumed before the age of 25.

Further, substances like nicotine, caffeine or even sugar have a strong addictive side effect and can impact the development of the human brain as well.

All these substances if consume before 25 will have a major effect on how our brain is formed and how it processes information.

Now keep in mind that everything a mother ingests during and after a pregnancy when she is breastfeeding is passed on to her child, which is not even one year old.

Ingesting the types of substances I described earlier during pregnancy or while breastfeeding may affect your child for life.

Moreover, it can cause low birth weight, preterm labor, long-term cardiovascular and mental health issues, short and long-term learning disabilities, development and behavioral issues or even low IQ score and more.

People are also asking about CBD. CBD is the part of Cannabis that doesn't provide a psychoactive effect.

CBD because of the low to none percentage of THC it holds is considered to be the best option for pregnant/ breastfeeding women.

Most online brands of CBD contain .3% THC.

You can also find CBD with 0% THC. It is called CBD Isolate.

CBD Isolate is usually used by people who don't want any trace of THC in their blood, sometimes because of work some time for personal reasons.

Just like THC, CBD still needs to be research more before being declared as safe for pregnant women.

Finally, the little information we already have advise that cannabis is probably not a good thing to add to your lifestyle when expecting.

 

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are in no way intended to treat or diagnose any physical ailment or disease. Please consult your Doctor before adding CBD or any supplement to your diet. Most workplace and competitive sports drug screens focus on delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not screen for Cannabinol (CBD) or other legal and natural hemp-based compounds. Be advised, studies have shown that consuming hemp foods or oils can cause a positive result when screening urine and blood specimens. Therefore, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening. We recommended (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest CBD or hemp oil before consulting your healthcare practitioner or your drug screening testing company or employer.