Prenatal Pot Use Impacts Kid's Future Mental Health | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Prenatal Pot Use Impacts Kid's Future Mental Health

This is cause for concern because marijuana is often seen as a legitimate means of treating medical problems like morning sickness, said Patricia Aussem, associate vice president of consumer clinical content development for the Partnership to End Addiction.

Bogdan noted that the body's endocannabinoid system -- the brain receptors that respond to THC, the chemical in pot that causes intoxication is not expressed until around six weeks after conception in humans.

"That is roughly around the time that most mothers in the study learned they were pregnant," Bogdan said. Moms who kept using pot exposed those newly formed brain receptors to THC, potentially altering the course of development, he said.

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