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Study: Marijuana Use Increasing Among Adolescent Pregnant Women

Study: Marijuana Use Increasing Among Adolescent Pregnant Women

In late December 2017, using data from a large California health care system, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a research letter suggesting that marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug during pregnancy, especially among young pregnant mothers. According to a self-administered questionnaire on past-month marijuana use or cannabis toxicology test, the prevalence of prenatal marijuana use in pregnant women younger than 18 increased from 12.5% to 21.8% between 2009 and 2016. Among expectant mothers between the ages of 18 and 24, the prevalence of prenatal marijuana use nearly doubled from 9.8% to 19% from 2009 to 2016. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some research suggests that using marijuana while pregnant may be linked to low birth weight and may increase a baby’s risk of development problems.

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