marijuana use during pregnancy

Zimmer, Lynn; Morgan, John P.
May 2004
Mothering;May/Jun2004, Issue 124, p58
Warnings that marijuana causes birth defects date back to the late 19605.¹ Some researchers claimed to have found chromosomal abnormalities in blood cells taken from marijuana users. They predicted that young men and women who used marijuana would produce deformed babies.² Although later studies disproved this theory,³ some current drug education materials still claim that genetic damage is passed on by marijuana users to their children. Today, researchers look for a direct effect of THC on the fetus.


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