September 29, 2016 – New Study Determines if Maternal Cannabis Use During Pregnancy Affects Babies

Cannabis Use During PregnancyThere hasn’t been too much research into the maternal use of cannabis and how it affects unborn babies, until now. Certain states have the authority to take a child away from a mother who has consumed cannabis during pregnancy, however it seems like moderate cannabis consumption during pregnancy may be less harmful than previously believed.

Dr. Shayna Conner was the lead researcher responsible for the study that set out to determine if cannabis use during pregnancy leads to negative health repercussions for the children who are in utero. Since the researchers could not ethically administer cannabis to pregnant women, they instead reviewed various observational studies in which compared birth outcomes to cannabis consumption.

Common birth outcomes associated with cannabis consumption appeared to be low birth weight and preterm delivery at first glance. However, upon further investigation, the

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