Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Cannabis Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Author: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Presents the latest clinical evidence on how cannabis use during pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect a developing fetus and infant. Key points include: the effects of cannabis can be passed onto the fetus through the placenta or onto the baby through breastmilk, exposure to cannabis can impact the baby’s mental and physical development, and there is not enough evidence to support using cannabis to treat morning sickness nor pain. Healthcare providers will find this resource helpful for advising patients. Researchers will also find it useful for understanding gaps in the knowledge needed to support harm reduction efforts for this population.