Skip to comments.UW to pay pregnant women on pot to study effects on unborn babies
Posted on 06/25/2019 5:26:06 PM PDT by DFG
The University of Washington is conducting an experiment in which pregnant mothers will use the drug cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, to see the effects on infants.
The university has received roughly more than $190,000 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to conduct the study, which recruits women to take marijuana from the first to last trimester of their pregnancy, according to KOMO-TV.
As the project information details, 70 total subjects will participate in the study. Half of these women will be taking marijuana at least twice a week to combat morning sickness, while the other 35 will take prescribed medication, but no marijuana.
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So leftists murder babies, now they are experimenting on them. No one should wonder why Josef Mengele existed. The modern day version of this man are killing and experimenting on babies today.
The holocaust is happening...again...today.
Wow. Can the scumbags be arrested... now?
1. I do not favor this study in humans.
2. As a scientist, I can observe that the prospective study is not well-designed. Photos of the drugs' packaging mean little more than self-reported exposure. Without weekly blood testing, any observations and results mean little. The dose would be un-quantitative, at best. One other concern is the control arm, and whether-or-not they cheat.
It is unlikely that the proposed study can produce results to any satisfactory degree of validity.
(Opposing opinions invited.)
This sounds much more appropriate for animal studies. Why risk neurological damage to human infants?
I would like to add that I find the IRB review process in this case highly questionable. Or did an IRB even review the protocol?
A keyword search of "marijuana pregnancy" in PubMed reveals 1402 articles already published. Some of the titles look alarming: for example, cannabis use alters cell growth and mitochondrial function. And the following abstract suggests that we are going to have a serious problem in a few years when children whose mothers used marijuana during pregnancy enter school:
Med Hypotheses. 2019 Mar;124:53-55. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2019.02.017. Epub 2019 Feb 4.
Cannabis use during pregnancy: Are we at the verge of defining a "fetal cannabis spectrum disorder"? Schreiber S1, Pick CG2.
Cannabis is probably the drug most commonly used globally since ancient times. Following the trend of legalization of access to cannabis in several Western countries, its use has increased in North America over the past few years. In spite of warnings of the potential hazards associated with in-utero exposure to cannabis, approximately 10% of pregnant women in an American study reported using cannabis in recent years, and most of them on a daily basis. Significant effects of prenatal cannabis exposure have been found on children's sleep, cognitive functions (memory and scholastic skills), as well as on executive (frontal lobe) functions (reasoning, attention, impulsivity, and motivation), and affective (depression) and anxiety symptoms throughout the stages of development. Following the presentation of two case vignettes, we integrate the published information on outcomes of maternal use of cannabis during pregnancy on the developing fetus and the "soft" neurological deficits and neuro-behavioral disturbances manifested by them from early childhood and evolving to peaks in adolescence. Taken together, these data serve to define what we call a heretofore unspecified "fetal cannabis spectrum disorder".
Treating babies as non human just like they did to the blacks.
Immoral savagery at it’s finest!
If any “Study” ever needed to be done only on lab animals this is the one!
Others have already pointed to this being something you might have expected the nazi butcher Mengele.
My other first reaction was what if this turns out to be like Thalidomide, perhaps not physical traits but in it’s mental development effects?
We already have enough idiots in this world and I’ve never seen an energetic go-getter who was a heavy dope user.
I cannot think of a single likely positive outcome from this, but mental mutilation of the children seems probable.
What Grant writer came up with this, and can we prosecute before it’s too late?
How immoral. LIBTARDS are such hateful ghouls .
This is child abuse starting before birth. Everybody involved from the "scientists" to the mother should be prosecuted.
Every dope user I've ever met believes that MJ use is harmless. Some of these medical studies are showing that use by kids under 18 cause serious mental problems, even if they stop using MJ.
Once a developing brain is damaged, it is not going to recover.
They only have to wait about 30 years to get the results. I don’t think that we have anywhere near that long.
Doctor Mengele please pick up the white courtesy phone
Soros is grinning.
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