It’s not totally clear how cigars got connected to childbirth. Some say it evolved from a Native American tradition. Or it may have just been a way for men to entertain themselves while women went about the women’s work of giving birth…in the other room. But either way, it came from a time way before hospital births were the norm. And way, way before hospitals were places where smoking of any kind became forbidden—some kinds more than others.
A Western Pennsylvania man seems to have missed that memo. And possibly a few other ones. Shortly after the birth of his child, the guy stepped out to the smoking area to have a cigarette. A marijuana cigarette. Unsurpisingly, hospital staff was not so keen on this concept. A nearby nurse who was enjoying her legal drug of choice smelled the pot smoke and told security, who reported the man to the local police. The man was apprehended and the rest of his stash was found in his shoe.
“I’m having a baby and wanted to get a buzz.”
I would have been a lot more understanding if you’d said something about needing to calm your nerves (or your glaucoma). But if you need something ELSE to give you a buzz immediately after HAVING A BABY, you have some issues you need to look at.
In the meantime, the man will be looking at some marijuana charges. And perhaps the disapproving face of the mother of his newborn child.