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More women are using marijuana while pregnant, and it could be putting their babies at risk

While cigarette and alcohol use during pregnancy is on the decline, marijuana use during those nine-plus months is on the rise.  On Monday, JAMA Pediatrics published a research letter that found that marijuana use among pregnant women has risen in the US since 2002.  The letter, which looked at data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health between 2002 and 2016, evaluated responses from more than 12,000 women over the 14-year period. In 2002, 2.9% of women surveyed reported using cannabis while pregnant. In 2016, that number had almost doubled, reaching 5%.  Read more...



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