Crystal Cain recently had a baby in Oregon. The baby was born eight weeks early and, thus, had a very compromised immune system.
To which Cain said, and I’m paraphrasing here, ‘That’s cool, I’m gonna get stoned and breastfeed her.’
To which her doctors said, again paraphrasing, ‘That’s not a good idea.’
To which Cain said, not verbatim, ‘No, no, it’s cool. I smoked pot during the whole pregnancy.’
To which her doctors responded, approximately, ‘Hey, maybe that’s why your baby was born premature. You should rethink your marijuana consumption when pregnant and immediately after.’
To which Cain, who is not a doctor, said (this one is in her words), ‘There are several studies that indicate that [marijuana] doesn’t, it can’t transfer through your milk ducts. Your body automatically kind of filters it.’
To which the doctors said, loosely, ‘No, there isn’t, but fuck it, do whatever you want, as long as you sign this form saying we told you not to do this.’
To which Cain said, ‘Good, I’m gonna prove that breastfeeding your child while high is not a bad thing and if, in fact, THC does pass through my breast tissue, into my milk and down my babies mouth, I will prove that that, too, is not a bad thing.
To which I say, ‘Word.’