CANNABIS AND PREGNANCY DON’T MIX
- Cannabis is a commonly used drug among pregnant women.
- There are over 400 active ingredients in cannabis. The main active chemicals are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinal (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Both THC and CBD are known to cross the placenta during pregnancy.
- No matter how cannabis is used (e.g., smoked, vaped, eaten) , the developing baby may be adversely affected by any amount of cannabis taken by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- There is no known safe amount or time for cannabis use in pregnancy and when breastfeeding.
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