Study: more pregnant women in us using pot

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More expectant mothers than ever are smoking pot.

A new study published in the Journal of The American medical association found that in 20-17, seven-percent of future moms in the u-s admitted to using marijuana while expecting.

That’s more than double compared to 15-years earlier.

The pot usage is the highest in the first trimester, when a fetus is most vulnerable.

And a vast majority of those women used pot without a doctor’s recommendation.

There’s no clear-cut answer as to how pot affects a fetus.

But the CDC says marijuana could lead to developmental problems and low birth weight.

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