A new study in California suggests that there’s a slight rise in marijuana use amongst pregnant women
More pregnant women have been using pot as a remedy for sickness. Sometimes it’s to ease the nausea of morning sickness, anxiety or overall body pain. A new U.S. study suggests marijuana use is expanding fast among teens and young adults.
After examining 279,457 mothers-to-be, 12 and older, who were in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California healthcare system, the results showed a climb from 4.2% to 7.1% from 2009 through 2016. This is according to a research letter published in the journal JAMA on Tuesday. In addition, pregnant teens younger than 18, climbed from 12.5% to 21.8%. While young teens ages 18 to 24 increased from 9.8% to 19%.