Decades of Studies Show That Using Cannabis While Pregnant Isn’t as Dangerous as We’ve Been Led to Believe

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op

NEWS Decades of studies show that using cannabis while pregnant isn't as dangerous as we've been led to believe Conclusions drawn from individual studies sometimes extend too far beyond the actual data By Angela Stelmakowich “Cognitive performance scores of cannabis-exposed groups overwhelmingly fell within the normal range.” / Photo: evgenyatamanenko/Getty Images “There’s an assumption that even though children are born healthy and normal, there’s an impact that we can’t see.” / Photo: iStock / Getty Images Plus iStock / Getty Images Plus

According to a review of studies from the last three decades, cannabis isn’t as detrimental to a child’s cognitive development in pregnant mothers as was previously assumed.

The review, published in Frontiers in Psychology, found that “current evidence does not suggest that prenatal cannabis exposure alone is associated with clinically significant cognitive functioning impairments.”

Fewer than five per cent of studies exploring the issue showed any statistical difference between children’s scores on cognitive tests, whether better or worse, according to Forbes.

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