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Marijuana Use in Pregnant Moms

Pot smoking pregnant mothers likely to use other drugs as well.

A small study of mothers and their newborns found one quarter of those who tested positive for marijuana use also had evidence of other illegal drugs: 11.6% were positive for opioids, 10.6% for amphetamines and 6.5% for cocaine. Data was collected from 2006 to 2010 in an urban teaching hospital with 5000 births per year. About 10%  of these tested positive for marijuana use. 

PositiveTip: Encourage pregnant mothers to avoid marijuana and other illegal drug use for the good of their unborn infant--and themselves.