Quick Facts about Marijuana Use During Pregnancy
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug and, after alcohol and tobacco, the most commonly used drug during pregnancy. 2.8% of pregnant women report some use of marijuana during their first trimester.
Long-Term Marijuana Users May Experience Withdrawal
Two studies have been performed that suggest that long-term marijuana users may experience withdrawal symptoms. The symptoms that researchers are focusing on are mostly behavioral including anxiety, irritability, and aggression. Experts believe that to avoid the unpleasant experiences associated with abstinence people may continue to abuse the substance. A study conducted by Dr. Elena Kouri and her colleagues tested the behavioral differences between long-term heavy marijuana users and infrequent users once they abstained.
May 2004 (Volume 4)