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Pregnant? Breastfeeding? Think twice before lighting that joint

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New research has found a link between cannabis use while pregnant and autism, but proponents of the plant say there are many benefits to using cannabis oils during and after pregnancy.


27 Aug 2020
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Pregnant? Breastfeeding? Think twice before lighting that joint

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Pregnant mothers who use cannabis during pregnancy could have a higher chance of having a child with autism and other disorders, according to a recent study. According to a report by Daniel Corsi of Ottawa Hospital in Ontario, Canada and other authors, there is a 50% higher likelihood that a child exposed to cannabis in the womb would develop autism spectrum disorder. The research looked at all live births in Ontario between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2012 and linked pregnancy and birth data to provincial health administrative databases to determine child neuro-developmental outcomes. “We find an association between...

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