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Study: Pregnant Weed Smokers More Likely to Give Birth to Psychotic Kids

Women who smoke weed while pregnant are more likely to give birth to a child with “psychotic-like behavior.”

That’s according to a study published in Wednesday’s “JAMA Psychiatry” medical journal, which also found kids born to pot-smoking mothers are more likely to suffer from social problems, sleep issues, and weak cognitive abilities. The study’s authors say these problems may exist even if the mom quits smoking weed when she finds out she’s pregnant; and they’ll likely be even worse if she doesn’t.

According to a 2019 survey conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, cannabis use among U.S. pregnant women more than doubled between 2002 and 2017.

What’s the most unhealthy thing you did while pregnant? Is smoking weed still less harmful than drinking alcohol?


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