Using marijuana while pregnant is among the most debated topics in the cannabis space right now. Some studies found babies exposed to marijuana in their mother’s womb were later undersized and could result in premature births. Others question the efficacy of such research. We don’t know if the damage caused is because of the THC cannabinoid, or if inhaling smoke of any substance is to blame.
The study, published in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence journal, found that women with depression are more than three times as likely to use cannabis during pregnancy. In fact, more than one in 10 pregnant women with depression admitted to past-month marijuana use. For teenagers, that figure jumps dramatically; one in four pregnant teens with depression said they used cannabis in the past month.