#CPDD What's Hot - Mothers and Marijuana Use

Natacha De Genna, Ph.D. shares a summary from her abstract, "Maternal age and trajectories of marijuana use over 17 years," at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting.

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Dr. Natacha De Genna Speaking:

My main finding is that it's primarily women who were younger when they become mothers who do continue to use marijuana overtime.

Also women who are depressed over longer periods of time, women who smoke, women who use more than the recommended amount of alcohol are more likely to continue to use marijuana while pregnant as well as when they're raising their children.

So the take-home messages is to ask women about marijuana use.

We know that marijuana use is considered more and more acceptable by women and that they may continue to use while they are pregnant and while they are having children.