An Open Letter regarding the Division of Access and Equity at MANA

An Open Letter regarding the Division of Access and Equity at MANA

As a result, our efforts within MANA do not feel viable, generative or sustainable. We have determined that the best place for our work to continue is not as a Division of MANA, but through our own projects and organizations (more details soon). And while such a departure is certainly not new (recall the Midwives of Color Section at MANA who disbanded in 2012), each generation adds something to the generations who come before, and so we offer our footsteps and fingerprints and these words to those who come next.

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My take on the most recent paper on cannabis and human milk, "Marijuana Use by Breastfeeding Mothers and Cannabinoid Concentrations in Breastmilk."

My take on the most recent paper on cannabis and human milk, "Marijuana Use by Breastfeeding Mothers and Cannabinoid Concentrations in Breastmilk."

My take on the most recent paper on cannabis use and human milk published in Pediatrics in August 2018. I begin this post with my summary of the paper and what I believe are the most important take-away messages - at the end, I integrate what we learned in 2018 with the pre-existing scientific literature.

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The expanded re-cap of the lecture by Drs. Teresa Baker and Thomas Hale on their recent publication, “Transfer of Inhaled Cannabis into Human Breast Milk.”

Dr. Teresa Baker and Dr. Thomas Hale traveled from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, Texas to Denver, Colorado to present their paper, “Transfer of Inhaled Cannabis Into Human Breast Milk.”  This is the expanded re-cap of the lecture they gave on the findings of their paper.

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My take on the recent paper, "Recommendations From Cannabis Dispensaries About First-Trimester Cannabis Use."

My take on the recent paper, "Recommendations From Cannabis Dispensaries About First-Trimester Cannabis Use."

This is part of a series of posts commenting on a recent paper on cannabis and parenting. In these analyses, I offer my years of experience reading and writing scientific papers along with a perspective centered in mammalian physiology and harm reduction.  This often results in an view that is different from the headlines that report the publishing of these papers.

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