Fox News Doctor: Smoking Pot Causes Crack Babies

I can only assume that when Fox News hires a doctor to provide comment on medical matters, they go out and find bottom of the class graduates from Billy Bob’s Med School and Bait Shop. A member of their “Medical A Team” says that those virtually non-existent “crack babies” are caused by pregnant women smoking pot.

Fox News Medical A-Team member Dr. David Samadi asserted over the weekend that “crack babies” were caused by women “smoking this whole marijuana business.”

On the Saturday edition of Fox & Friends, host Clayton Morris reported that a recent study published in Scientific Reports found that marijuana was less dangerous than any other common recreational drug, including alcohol and cigarettes…

“It actually causes heart attacks,” he added. “It increases your heart rate. And on and on.”

“We’re seeing in Colorado that we had 13 kids that came to the emergency [room] and ended up in the ICU as a result of overdose from marijuana,” Samadi said. “Now we have crack babies coming in because pregnant women are smoking this whole marijuana business.”

Oh yes, the hospitals are filling up with “crack babies” caused by smoking pot. There’s so many of them that it’s like the Canadian health care system, people are dropping dead because they can’t get an appointment with a doctor because of all those damn crack babies.

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  • Pierce R. Butler

    Smoking the entire marijuana production and distribution system is, indeed, contraindicated for pregnant women.

  • Loqi

    …smoking this whole marijuana business…

    It’s true. I once undecided to see what this marijuana business was all about and tried eating one of those marijuana cigarette reefers. Now I’m a crack baby.

  • marcus

    “There are more than 2,200 alcohol poisoning deaths in the U.S. each year – an average of 6 alcohol poisoning deaths every day.” Vital Signs, CDC

    Just sayin’.

  • Larry

    Samadi appears to be a legitimate doctor of urology with oncological training in prostate cancer treatments. Whether or not that makes him an expert on the effects of marijuana on pregnancies is very much in doubt. To make such a blanket diagnosis on these babies in which he played no role in their treatment or in formulating any stuides about them would lead one to believe that he isn’t a expert but a RWNJ hack using his training as a cover for his hackery.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    You mock, but when I was a baby I overdosed on the marihuana. Sure, I was mellow, but I was all “There you are! Where’d you go? There you are! Where’d you go? There you are!”. Plus, my chubby little hands kept dropping the roach!

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    “smoking this whole marijuana business.”

    Admittedly, if one smoked a whole marijuana business, they’d probably be pretty messed up for a while, and might eat all the oreo cookies in a small town. But it’d be nowhere near as bad as bingeing on alcohol.

    I’m unfortunate in that the weed merely makes me head for the couch and a long nap. So it’s not very entertaining. Although my experiences with tequila have gone some way to convince me that alcohol’s side effects are vastly worse than virtually everything that’s otherwise illegal. It didn’t take me long to conclude that the prohibition on the weed is simply Big Booze and the branches of Big Pharma that sell anti-depressants using the legal system to knock off a competitor.

    BTW – “crack babies” don’t exist, unlike babies suffering from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. And even if there were “crack babies” you’d presumably get them from smoking crack, which is a form of cocaine not marijuana. Know your drugs!

  • teawithbertrand

    “We’re seeing in Colorado that we had 13 kids that came to the emergency [room] and ended up in the ICU as a result of overdose from marijuana,”

    This sounds completely made up. And ridiculous.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    I should clarify; I meant “Big Pharma” above ironically. There’s no “irony” HTML tag.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    I don’t understand why they’re so upset, anyway. If there were crack babies they’d probably grow up to be republicans or christian dominionists due to their (unfortunate) reduced cognitive capacity. It would be a recruitment technique of sorts.

  • marcus

    teawithbertrand @ 7 probably true:

    “After decriminalization, 14 children — mostly boys and some as young as 8 months — were found to have ingested marijuana. Eight had consumed medical marijuana, and seven ate marijuana in foods. Two were admitted to the intensive care unit.”

    However:

    “Children recover quickly in most cases, Wang said. “They don’t need more than a day or two of hospitalization,” he said. “There were no deaths or lasting side effects.” JAMA Pediatrics, journal.”

    This was the result of idiot parents not keeping track of their cannabis, an obvious necessity.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Actually, Dr. Samadi erred only with one word. More accurately:

    Smoking pot causes babies.

  • bushrat

    I suppose all those crack babies are going to want to be put on disability now.

  • daved

    I suppose all those crack babies are going to want to be put on disability now.

    Only until they grow up to become illegal immigrants.

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    Smoking a ‘whole marijuana business’ is OK as long as you don’t try to smoke the grow lights… or the walls or the roof…

  • caseloweraz

    Samadi: “We’re seeing in Colorado that we had 13 kids that came to the emergency [room] and ended up in the ICU as a result of overdose from marijuana,” Samadi said. “Now we have crack babies coming in because pregnant women are smoking this whole marijuana business.”

    Well, that’s crazy. If a pregnant woman smoked a marijuana business, she’d wind up dead from smoke inhalation — and the baby would too.

  • caseloweraz

    Ed: I can only assume that when Fox News hires a doctor to provide comment on medical matters, they go out and find bottom of the class graduates from Billy Bob’s Med School and Bait Shop.

    The evidence to support that is piling up, isn’t it? Like with that “psychologist”, Ablow.

  • blf

    If a smoking pot causes crack babies, what does watch faux do? Cause the maternity ward to melt through the Earth (China syndrome)?

    (Thinks about that for a moment… No, not the maternity ward. It’s the rational people who are going extinct in the USA.)

  • U Frood

    How many children have been put in the ICU for overdosing on tylenol?

  • marcus

    U Frood @ 18 From PubMed:

    “Analysis of national databases show that acetaminophen-associated overdoses account for about 56,000 emergency room visits and 26,000 hospitalizations yearly. Analysis of national mortality files shows 458 deaths occur each year from acetaminophen-associated overdoses; 100 of these are unintentional.”

    This is total, could not find survey that distinguished “children”.

  • Trebuchet

    I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed that after a little digging, I didn’t find him to be “board certified” by Ron Paul’s fake medical association.

    Friggin doctors. Ron Paul. Rand Paul. Mehmet Oz. Ben Carson. They’re almost as bad as engineers, of which I are one.

  • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com WMDKitty — Survivor

    *cough* *cough*

    Pot… pot doesn’t work that way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thecoloursociety Drewzilla

    Pah, smoking the whole marijuana business? I once injected 5 marijuana businesses and I tripped balls for days. Course, then I became a crack baby. The recovery was long and hard, but here I am, still alive today thanks to doctors like David Samadi.

  • dingojack

    Marcus Ranum (#8) – if only FtB would allow it:

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    😉 Dingo

  • Artor

    I recently checked out a “whole marijuana business,” since I have a medical card, and they’re legal in my state. They had a whole wall of jars of herb, and a glass display case with even more. If I were to smoke all of that, I’d be so completely obliterated that I couldn’t do any crack if you paid me, and forget making any babies.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeYsTmIzjkw