Infants born to mothers with cannabis use disorder had more negative health outcomes

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Study suggests cannabis legalization ups weed use during preconception period Women who use cannabis could have more difficulty conceiving: U.S. study Does using weed during pregnancy affect fetal brain development? A review published in 2015 indicated most studies showed two to five per cent of self-reported cannabis use during pregnancy. However, frequent and regular use of cannabis throughout pregnancy may be associated with small, but statistically detectable, decrements in birth weight,” it notes. Amid a rising rate of cannabis use disorder (CUD) among women in California, their babies seem to be experiencing more adverse outcomes than mothers who do not have CUD. Prenatal CUD “appears to be associated with escalated odds of major adverse neonatal outcomes,” states the study abstract. And earlier this year, research out of Children’s Hospital Colorado demonstrated that THC stays in breast milk for up to six weeks.

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Amid a rising rate of cannabis use disorder (CUD) among women in California, their babies seem to be experiencing more adverse outcomes than mothers who do not have CUD.

Prenatal CUD “appears to be associated with escalated odds of major adverse neonatal outcomes,” states the study abstract.

The retrospective study out of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, considered 4.8 million mothers who delivered live, single births in the state between 2001 and 2012, according...

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