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No evidence prenatal cannabis exposure causes cognitive impairment, finds major review

Women are in fact locked up for drug-law violations at a higher rate than men in federal and state prisons and county jails. Incarcerated pregnant people are often denied prenatal care, and children are often separated from them shortly after birth.

Cognitive scores for the cannabis groups were below the normal range in only 0.3 percent of the total sample. “Thus, despite analyzing studies spanning approximately three decades, we conclude the evidence does not support an association between prenatal cannabis exposure and clinically relevant cognitive deficits,” the researchers wrote … There is no significant evidence showing that cannabis use during pregnancy leads to cognitive impairment in children, shows a new scientific review of 40 studies dating back 30 years. The findings should help dispel negative perceptions of people who use cannabis while pregnant, which fuel harsh penalties imposed on them, including incarceration.

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No evidence prenatal cannabis exposure causes cognitive impairment, finds major review
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