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Is It Safe To Smoke Marijuana While Pregnant?

The short answer: No.

The long answer:

There is growing data suggesting that cannabis compounds quickly cross the placenta and can be transferred via breast milk. There is also evidence that shows that marijuana use can affect obstetrical outcomes and embryonic development. There is a link between marijuana use and the following:

  • Low Birth Weight
  • Premature Delivery
  • Small Head Circumference
  • Stillbirth

It’s use has also been linked to poor pediatric outcomes including the following:

  • Trouble with memory
  • Poor attention span
  • Problems with impulse control
  • Poor school performance