House Approves Marijuana Warning Labels For Pregnant, Nursing Women

Marijuana sold in stores would have labels warning pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers about the health risks under bills advancing in Michigan’s Legislature. The House voted 105-4 for the measures Tuesday and sent them to the Senate for future consideration. State Representative Thomas Albert of Lowell is the main sponsor.

“It’s an unfortunate trend. A lot of women are continuing to use marijuana while they’re pregnant,” said Albert. “It’s just pretty shocking that someone would make that choice, and we want to make sure they have the right information.”

All marijuana sold at provisioning centers or retailers would have to include a health warning for pregnant women, those planning to become pregnant and those who are breastfeeding. A 2017 report issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says 34% to 60% of marijuana users continue using the drug during pregnancy.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.