Smoking marijuana While Pregnant? Colorado Rejects Pot Shop Warning Signs Plan

COLORADO:  Colorado lawmakers struggling to make sense of incomplete scientific evidence about marijuana use by pregnant and nursing women have scrapped a bill to add warnings in pot shops about maternal marijuana use.

Lawmakers rejected a bill that would have required dispensaries to post signs warning about “dangers to fetuses caused by smoking or ingesting marijuana while pregnant.” They heard testimony from women who used marijuana to treat nausea during pregnancy, but also from doctors who called for additional warnings.

Republican Rep. Jack Tate vowed to try again to craft additional warnings after hearing of pregnant women using marijuana.

“It is very, very important for women to be informed consumers when making health care decisions,” Tate said.