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Cannabis Exposure Affects Fetal Growth Trajectories

Marijuana, the most common illicit substance used during pregnancy, can reduce birthweight by an average of 15 ounces over the course of a full term pregnancy. The 2009 study conducted in the Netherlands among 7,500 mothers was  Researchers also found a statistically significant reduction in head circumference.

The abstract and entire article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry can be found at:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890856709660731

One response to “Cannabis Exposure Affects Fetal Growth Trajectories

  1. Lillian McIntyre April 13, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Good morning Michael — I just read today’s paper and your article on the commentary page — front page article was disappointing, however. Keep up the good fight — we can only hope that common sense will prevail over the “it’s all about the money” mentality of some of our lawmakers. Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:01:00 +0000 To: lillianmcintyre@msn.com

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