Subject: Could medical cannabis be the new THALIDOMIDE?

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Could medical cannabis be the new THALIDOMIDE? Fears of a crisis as doctors consider doling marijuana-based medicines out to pregnant mothers despite evidence the drug can damage fetuses.

https://drugfree.org.au/images/Could_medical_cannabis_be_the_new_THALIDOMIDE_Fears_of_a_crisis_.pdf

GUY ADAMS FOR THE DAILY MAIL PUBLISHED: 10:31 AEDT, 24 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:36 AEDT, 24 November 2018

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6423269/Could-medical-cannabis-newthalidomide.html

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently published an article arguing that the widespread use of medical cannabis could eventually lead to a public health crisis bearing comparison with the thalidomide disaster.

William McBride: alerted the world to the dangers of thalidomide in fetal development

Ned Stafford

BMJ 2018; 362: k3415 (Published 06 Aug 2018)

...thalidomide during pregnancy.1 He concluded his letter by asking: Have any of your readers seen similar abnormalities in babies delivered of women who have taken this drug during pregnancy?The letter, thought to be the first published suggestion from a doctor of teratogenicity of thalidomide in humans ~~~

https://www.bmj.com/content/362/bmj.k3415

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