If you’re wondering if there’s more, may I suggest you look at this too : http://stash.norml.org/marijuana-consumption-by-pregnant-women-may-reduce-infant-mortality-more-study-needed
For me, the big question is not ‘Would a larger study support or refute these results?’. The big question is ‘Why has a larger study not been conducted yet?’. Clearly, someone may not want us to know.
Update ~Dreher’s research has hit mainstream media. See Fox news report. An excerpt 3.20.2012:
Melanie Dreher, who is the dean of nursing at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, did a study in Jamaica. It was actually published in the American Journal of Pediatricsin 1994, but now it’s re-circulating because of all the interest in the neuroprotective properties.
Basically, she studied women during their entire pregnancy, and then studied the babies about a year after birth. And what she studied was a group of women who did smoke cannabis during pregnancy and those who didn’t. She expected to see a difference in the babies as far as birth weight and neuro tests, but there was no difference whatsoever. The differences that the researchers did notice, that are unexplained and kind of curious are that the babies of the women who had smoked cannabis — and we’re talking…
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