I have a friend who claims she didn’t know she was pregnant till she was 5 months. She smoked weed till then, but quit. They will test her baby . Will it come back positive?
It stays in your system approximately 2-3 weeks so assuming a 9 months birth the child should test clean.
Thanks for hollerin back playa. But here’s the thing. She said her cousin got a visit from CPS and hadn’t smoked for months. The tested the baby’s first BM. She’s so scared.
I dunno about babies, but the hair and fingernail tests can detect drug use for months after the fact.
Who is “they” and why will they drug test a baby?
The question I was going to ask.
Are you guys saying it is standard now in the US for all babies to be drug tested by the hospital I guess? How does this even work, can’t she refuse the drug test as she is guardian?
Is there even any evidence THC is harmful to a fetus?
Marijuana is harmful to young brains:
Yeah. She’s in Michigan. They is the hospital.
Marijuana is one of the most durable drugs in a human body. If you’re a regular user, it can still be detected a month or two after you stop using it. But she should be outside that window from what you’re saying.
Remember the news stories when Britney Spears shaved her head? What they didn’t say was that she was in a custody battle with her ex-husband and there was the possibility she might be required to submit to a drug test.
The only source for that Britney story is Sam Lutfi, who was suing her at the time, so I would take it with a grain of salt.
A related question would be whether THC will pass the placental barrier. And the answer appears to be “yes”; cannabinoids are also found in breast milk of pot smokers. Whether that is bad for the baby or not seems to be more of a grey area - which I take to mean “it doesn’t seem to be terribly bad or we’d have people yelling it from roofs”.
She can’t just say no? Is she on probation or parole or something? I can’t see any other reason they could compel her to allow this test on her newborn.
In the hospital’s defense, the baby came out with dreads and a hemp "Phish"onesie on, so they are right to be suspicious.
No she can’t just say no. Michigan law
Does anyone else find this as scary as hell?
What next? Seize the kid (AND the placenta) at birth and require the mother to prove herself a fit parent before returning her child?
What is the MI position on refusing vaccines? I do hope they are at least as protective of a toddler as they are of fetuses.
Seriously? That’s bullshit. I’d just get up and leave the hospital. Are there bars on the windows and doors?
(I’m not blaming your friend. I’m just shocked and pissed to find out that hospitals in a state I used to live in are actually prisons now?)
Do you have a cite on this? Not that I don’t believe you, just never heard of it, and it does seem excessive.
I do, I mean WTF forced medical procedure?