Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

Learn More About Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

At Zip 420, we not only fight for cannabis legalization worldwide, but we also want to teach everyone a bit more about this herb, its benefits and what it can do for all of us.  Today, we want to tell you more about marijuana use during pregnancy and we want to clear the smoke about this.  

There are studies related to cannabis use during pregnancy, since the 1960's and this means that there is now plenty of useful and reliable information about this.  Some people state, that these studies cannot be trusted completely, as some women may of have lied or not told the entire truth, about how much marijuana they consumed or if they tried other drugs during their pregnancy, but most experts and professionals, now believe that there is not an association with marijuana use and birth defects.  

In one of the largest studies, at least 12800 women were interviewed and analyzed after pregnancy and the statistics proved that there is no relation between using marijuana during pregnancy and birth defects.  This is certainly great news and it also proves that cannabis is not as dangerous as alcohol, tobacco or other substances out there.  

It is important to note, that using cannabis during pregnancy is certainly not recommended, as it does come with some risks, such as lower birth weight and growth restriction, especially in those women who keep smoking marijuana in the final stages of pregnancy or over do it.  

There are still studies going on about this and scientists are trying to find out if exposing embryos or unborn children to cannabis, is dangerous in the long term or not.  Some studies claim that children who were exposed to marijuana before being born, have some problems learning, concentrating and are a bit more irritable, but there is still not much proof about this and there is proof that this happens to children, even if they were not exposed to cannabis before they were born.  

Overall, it can be said that marijuana use during pregnancy is not as dangerous as other drugs, but that it does have some risks, so it is better if future mothers try to not consume cannabis while they are pregnant or at least not use it as much or as frequently.  

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