Marijuana use during pregnancy exposes mom and baby to health risks

12/1/15–With the recent legalization of both medical and now recreational cannabis in states such as Colorado and Washington, pills marijuana consumption is seen by many as more socially acceptable and its use during pregnancy is steadily increasing. Approximately 10% of women in the United States use marijuana while pregnant. Exposure to cannabis during pregnancy can pose health risks to both women and newborns, such as anxiety or heart problems in women. It can also be associated with complications with childbirth. Read