Marijuana helping (mostly liberal) women give birth to mentally impaired babies
Liberals are much more likely to smoke marijuana than conservatives. Therefore, it's safe to assume that the vast majority of pregnant women who smoke marijuana are liberals, and they are more likely to give birth to retarded babies.
As states legalize marijuana or its medical use, expectant mothers are taking it up in increasing numbers[.] ... Marijuana's main psychoactive ingredient – tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC – can cross the placenta to reach the fetus, experts say, potentially harming brain development, cognition and birth weight[.] ... In Pittsburgh, 6-year-olds born to mothers who had smoked one joint or more daily in the first trimester showed a decreased ability to understand concepts in listening and reading[.] ... Most troubling, children of mothers who used marijuana heavily in the first trimester had lower scores in reading, math and spelling at age 14 than their peers.
Depression, anxiety, stress, pain, nausea and vomiting were the most common reasons women reported using marijuana in a 2014 survey of low-income mothers getting federal nutrition help in Colorado. Roughly 6 percent were pot users; a third were pregnant.
"Women are thinking of this as medical marijuana in that they are treating some condition," said Elizabeth Nash, a policy analyst at the Guttmacher Institute who researches substance abuse in pregnancy.
This is only one of the many gifts the legalization of marijuana has brought us.
Readers of Brave New World will recognize how the Delta- and Epsilon-class workers were chemically stunted, physically and mentally, in their embryonic development so they would emerge as simplistic, retarded worker drones.
Liberal mothers today are echoing Brave New World by creating the next generation of Democratic Party voters, already partially lobotomized in the womb, to be perfect worker drones who won't think for themselves. And marijuana is the 21st-century version of the pleasure drug soma, dispersed by the Democratic Party to keep the drones distracted while they increasingly run every aspect of society in a more and more centralized fashion.
Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.