Category Archives: pregnancy

People Who Live In States Where Cannabis Is Legal Have More Sex, Study Finds

If cannabis gets you in the mood, you’re not alone — science says so. A study whose findings were recently released by the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University found that in states where medical marijuana was legalized, the rate of sexual activity went up. The study’s co-author, University of Connecticut assistant professor David Simon, […]

Colorado Cannabis Stores Will Begin Posting Warning Signs About THC Risks During Pregnancy

Legal weed has been available in Colorado for years, but the law will add a new component in 2020. Starting January 1, cannabis stores in the state will be required to post warning signs urging caution to pregnant customers about the risks of marijuana to newborns.  The law is a sign of weed’s ubiquity; what […]

University of Denver to Study Neurological Effects of Cannabis Use During Pregnancy

Alcohol and pregnancy definitely don’t mix, but is it cool for expecting mothers to toke? Researchers at the University of Denver are trying to bring clarity to that question. Pilyoung Kim, a psychology professor at the school, is leading a team that is studying the effects of cannabis on pregnant mothers and their babies.  Kim […]

How Does Cannabis Impact Fertility? It Depends on Who You Ask

For one reason or another, many of the world’s most populous nations are seeing their populations decline. The most telling country is Japan. As of 2018, the average number of children born in the country had declined for 37 straight years. The country has sought out alternative methods to offset the population reduction. This includes […]

Michigan May Require Warning Labels For Cannabis Health Risks During Pregnancy

A Michigan legislative committee approved a bill on Tuesday that would require labels on cannabis products to warn consumers about the risks of marijuana use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The Michigan House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee voted 11-2 in favor of the measure, which will head next to the House floor for a vote […]

Study Finds Cannabis Use During Pregnancy Increasing in United States

Researchers have found that the number of women in the United States who use cannabis during pregnancy is increasing, according to a study published this week in the medical journal JAMA. Cannabis use during the first trimester of pregnancy was especially prevalent, researchers determined. To conduct the study, researchers used self-reported data from the National […]

New Study Finds Correlation Between Cannabis Use and Preterm Birth

Researchers at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute found that cannabis use during pregnancy may increase the risk of delivering the child early. The study, which was published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, evaluated 661,617 pregnancies, among them 9,427 women who said they were cannabis users. Twelve percent of the pregnant cannabis […]

University of Washington Announces Study of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

Researchers at the University of Washington want to know how moms who consume cannabis during pregnancy impact infants’ brain development. Cannabis is legal for adults 21 and over in Washington. But marijuana, along with alcohol and tobacco, is a substance pregnant people are told to avoid. Yet UW researchers say there’s little data to support […]