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Anti-recreational marijuana ad cherry-picks data for claim on newborn babies and pot
The ad claimed, "In one Colorado hospital, 50 percent of newborns tested had marijuana in their system."
That hospital -- St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center -- did have more than 45 percent of their newborn babies tested test positive for marijuana in their systems.
The big issue with the talking point is it cherry-picks one month of data. Overall, from January 2015 through September 2016, almost 1 in 3 newborn babies tested for marijuana at St. Mary-Corwin came up positive for marijuana in their systems.
That’s not half, but it’s still pretty high. We rate the ad’s claim Half True.READ MORE