Pregnant with a newborn on the way? That mean’s no marijuana right? Not necessarily. Here’s how cannabis effects pregnant women.

According to Higher Perspective:

Pregnant women in Jamaica use marijuana regularly to relieve nausea, as well as to relieve stress and depression, often in the form of a tea or tonic.

Most North American studies have shown marijuana use can cause birth defects and developmental problems. Those studies did not isolate marijuana use, however, lumping cannabis with more destructive substances ranging from alcohol and tobacco to meth and heroin.

In Jamaica, Dreher found a culture that policed its own ganja intake and considers its use spiritual. For the herb’s impact when used during pregnancy, she handed over reports utilizing the Brazelton Scale, the highly recognized neonatal behavioral assessment that evaluates behavior.

Before all you pregnant moms go out and smoke weed, def do your research. Tests have still yet to determine what the long lasting or short terms effects are. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.