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Is it harmful for a pregnant woman to be around marijuana smoke?

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There is no effect on pregnancy. A study done in Jamaica of pregnant women showed no significant effects on the babies. It should be noted that the average use in Jamaica has been estimated as 28 times the average use in the US.

There have been tens of millions of people who have smoked marijuana in the US over the last several decades, including what must certainly be millions of pregnant women. In addition, marijuana is used routinely as a food and medicine in other countries, by both children and pregnant women. There is simply no evidence of any associated epidemic of problems with babies. so do drugs. We have more than enough evidence to establish that alcohol and tobacco are quite harmful to infants, while no such evidence exists for marijuana.

The largest study of the health effects to date was done by Kaiser Permanente. They surveyed the health records of 65,000 patients over a number of years. They found no significant differences between the health records of people who smoked pot and those who didn't.

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