Researchers observed a sample of pregnant women in California and saw a 3-percent increase in use form 2009 through 2016.
More and more expectant mothers are using marijuana in states where it is legal, the results of a new study of California women suggests.
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug during pregnancy, and its use is increasing.
Marijuana use among pregnant mothers in California rose from 4.2 percent to 7.1 percent from 2009-2016.
The publication said, however, that the data are limited and come from self-reported surveys and "likely underestimate use due to social desirability bias and underreporting". "In aggregated 2002-2012 data, 14.6 percent of USA pregnant adolescents reported past-month use".
The study also reported an increase in pot usage among older pregnant women ages 25 to 34.
California was the fist state in the USA to legalize medical marijuana in 1996.
Though little clear evidence exists on the effects of marijuana on developing human fetuses, animal studies have revealed that it may disrupt brain development.
Despite the uncertainty of how the drug affects the body, California will legalize recreational marijuana for adults over the age of 21 beginning January 1.
Tuesday's verdict, which came as a surprise in what was meant to be a session devoted to defense arguments, can be appealed. Plummer met her partner Aziz, also known as Caboo, three years ago in Sharm El Sheikh where he was working as a lifeguard.
For this holiday, Donald Trump may be spreading anything but Christmas cheer for FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe . McCabe (r.) accompanied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. .
While Rosen is not skipping his bowl game to prepare for the draft, several players have done so over the last couple of years. Sam Darnold said that he'd be "honored to play for any team", when asked how he would look in a Cleveland Browns uniform.
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The week after Christmas has some brutally cold temperatures in store, with only three days of temperatures above single digits. The metro area could be looking at lows in the 20s or even the teens on New Year's Eve , according to forecasters.
Spurs welcome Southampton to White Hart Lane this afternoon and get a bumper day of Premier League action underway. This season has been something of a horror show for Virgil van Dijk and Southampton .
United dominated in the second half and the result should never have been in question with 19 attempts on goal in the match. After United took the lead they were fortunate not to fall further behind, but showed character to come back and equalise.
After this CM Siddaramaiah has written a letter to the Goa chief minister again asking to settle the dispute at the earliest. The bandh is likely to have an impact in Gadag, Dharwad, Bagalkote, Hubballi, Bailahongala and neighbouring areas.
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We Energies is headed to Puerto Rico
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Haggins To Stay At Florida State
For the Seminoles, they want to end things with a win to carry some momentum into the offseason. Now that we have made it past Christmas, the holiday bowl season really starts to heat up.