Saturday, January 1, 2011

One Doctor's Bad Choice

The eye of the storm. (HT

One topic that's been the subject of debate is if marijuana should be legal. What shouldn't be debatable is that it should not be prescribed to a pregnant woman. However, a doctor in Colorado did exactly that. From the Denver Post:

"The doctor did not ask whether she was pregnant, and the woman, who was 28 weeks along, did not volunteer the information, the complaint states. When the woman gave birth in April, her child tested positive for marijuana and had "initial feeding difficulties," the complaint says.

The complaint against Aquino was first reported by Solutions, a health-policy news website produced by professional journalists at the University of Colorado Denver's School of Public Affairs and funded by private foundations.

"Pregnancy is a contraindication for the use of medical marijuana," the complaint states, later stating that Aquino "failed to meet the generally accepted standard of medical practice."

Colorado law requires doctors to have a "bona-fide" relationship with patients to whom they recommend marijuana."

If you can't do something as simple as as a woman if she's nursing or pregnant, you should lose your license, especially since that led to a baby being born with medical issues.

Background Intel:

Denver Post: Colorado doctor accused of faulty medical-pot recommendation, may lose license

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