Marijuana use in pregnant teens ‘worryingly’ high

4/20/17–New data show high rates of marijuana use among pregnant teenagers in the United States, especially in the first trimester. According to lead investigator Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the study adds important new details to the existing literature. Almost 4% of pregnant women reported marijuana use in the past month. This rate is a little over half the rate found among their non-pregnant counterparts. Read