|For Immediate Release:
May 29, 2018 Contact: Justin Luke Riley [email protected] 720-401-5500
Marijuana Accountability Coalition Takes Action to Defend Babies from the Marijuana Industry
(Denver, CO) -Today, the Marijuana Accountability Coalition (MAC), in partnership with Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), launched the “Don’t Hurt Our Future” Campaign, holding the marijuana industry accountable for putting money and greed over public safety in pushing products to pregnant mothers and unborn children.
As recently reported, over 70% percent of marijuana dispensaries in Colorado were found to be recommending high-potency THC products to mothers as a remedy for symptoms of morning sickness. According to the Centers for Disease Control, marijuana use during pregnancy could result in low birth weight and other developmental issues in the womb.
In order to keep the marijuana industry from sweeping this under the rug, MAC and SAM are placing 1,000 baby bibs, with the phrase “Don’t Hurt Our Future”, on the doors of marijuana dispensaries, State House offices, and the Colorado Department of Revenue.
“The marijuana industry will stop at nothing to make a buck,” said Justin Luke Riley, founder of the MAC. “Going against all available science, the industry is now recommending pot for pregnant women. They must be held accountable for their actions and not simply be given a slap on the wrist. They are actively putting their profits ahead of the healthy development of future Coloradans.
“The for-profit pot industry must be stopped. We have long known that the marijuana industry has no shame, but this is a new low,” said Dr. Kevin Sabet, founder and president of SAM. “We demand that Colorado state government take immediate action and stop the pot industry from continuing with this. Pot and pregnancy don’t mix.”