More Pregnant Women Using Pot, New Study Finds

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WESTERN NEW YORK – Two studies published last week in the Medical Journal ‘JAMA’ talk about cannabis use during pregnancy.

One study by National Institutes of Health shows an increase in the number of pregnant women who report cannabis use in the past month.

According to that study, it has doubled over the last 15 years.

The other study describes an elevated risk of preterm delivery among women who report cannabis use during pregnancy.

Weed is legal in some form in 33 states, as well as the district of Columbia.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, cannabis is the illicit drug most commonly used during pregnancy.

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