Ohio Mother Loses Custody of Newborn Baby After Drinking Marijuana-Based Tea

A Cleveland couple is fighting to regain custody of their newborn daughter following a magistrate’s order to have her taken from her parents because the mother was found to have drunk marijuana-based tea to ease her labor pains.

Despite county family services officials recommending that the child remain at home with her parents, Magistrate Eleanore Hilow had baby Nova removed from Hollie Sanford and her husband and placed in the home of one of their relatives.

Sanford used the tea to treat her symptoms because she understood that doing so would be safer than using prescription pain medication. She said she began researching for natural remedies to alleviate debilitating morning sickness and sciatic nerve pain while pregnant. She had decided to drink tea rather than smoke so that Nova wouldn’t be exposed to carbon monoxide.

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