More Pregnant Women Using Cannabis

Jacqueline Howard, writing in CNN, summarizes a Kaiser Permanente Northern California study. More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age.

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Summary Findings

  • The prevalence of marijuana use among a sample of moms-to-be in California climbed to 7.1% from 4.2% between 2009 through 2016,
  • Among pregnant teens younger than 18, marijuana use climbed to 21.8% from 12.5%
  • Among women 18 to 24, marijuana use climbed to 19.0% from 9.8%
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