Peter A. Fried

Published in NIDA research monograph




In considering the relationship between marijuana use during pregnancy and the impact of such use upon the behavioral outcome of the young children of these pregnancies, the paucity of objective information is striking and, from one point of view, quite surprising. Marijuana is far from being the “new kid on the block,” with references to its use in civilizations thousands of years ago (Abel 1980), and, in fact, has had a role in pregnancy folklore for many centuries.


PMID: 8809875


Fried PA. Behavioral outcomes in preschool and school-age children exposed prenatally to marijuana: a review and speculative interpretation. NIDA Res Monogr. 1996;164:242-260.