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Marijuana use during and after pregnancy and association of prenatal use on birth outcomes: A population-based study.

By | Behavioral Health, Mood Disorders, Pediatrics, Pregnancy, Reproduction

Authors: Jean Y. Ko, Van T. Tong, Jennifer M. Bombard, Donald K. Hayes, John Davy, et al
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, June 2018

BACKGROUND: We sought to describe the correlates of marijuana use during and after pregnancy, and to examine the independent relationship between prenatal marijuana use and infant outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: We used state-specific data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring…

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Cannabis use in adolescence and risk for adult psychosis: longitudinal prospective study.

By | Behavioral Health, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum

Authors: Louise Arseneault, Mary Cannon, Richie Poulton, Robin Murray, Avshalom Caspi, Terrie E Moffitt
BMJ, 23 November 2002

The strongest evidence that cannabis use may be a risk factor for later psychosis comes from a Swedish cohort study which found that heavy cannabis use at age 18 increased the risk of later schizophrenia sixfold. This study could not establish whether adolescent cannabis use w…

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