Baby Given Cannabis Through Breastmilk
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Cannabis and breast milk don’t sound right together. And that combination posed a problem for a 29-year-old mother from New Zealand. The woman pleaded guilty to giving marijuana to her 3-month-old baby through breast feeding. She was charged with administering a Class C drug to a minor after police raided her home. Officials claim that the case is the first of its kind in the country.

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A woman pleaded guilty to giving her baby marijuana through breastmilk. Cannabis and breast milk don’t sound right together. And that combination posed a problem for a 29-year-old mother from New Zealand. The woman pleaded guilty to giving marijuana to her 3-month-old baby through breast feeding. She was charged with administering a Class C drug to a minor after police raided her home. Officials claim that the case is the first of its kind in the country. The mother may have gotten off legally had she not taken the plea. The prosecution would have had to prove that that she had intentionally given the baby cannabis and knew that the drug could be passed through breast milk. Nevertheless, she is now facing a six month supervision order. A court official states “People often believe drug-related activities are victimless, but it affects the people around them.” Earlier this year, another mother was sentenced to six years in prison following the death of her infant son. Maggie Jean Wortman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Her 6-week-old baby had tragically died of “methamphetamine toxicity” after ingesting the drug through his mother’s breast milk.