Marijuana and Pregnancy

About Marijuana…


Just because marijuana is legal for adults over the age of 21 does not mean it’s safe for pregnant or breast-feeding moms.

The chemical in marijuana that makes you feel “high” can be passed along to your baby, during pregnancy or through breast-feeding. The result can mean attention/learning difficulties later on, making it hard for your child to do well in school.

You should know that some hospitals test babies at birth for drugs, and a positive test for the chemical THC would mean that, under Colorado law, child protective services must be notified.

It makes no difference how you consume the marijuana, either by smoking or edibles, THC can still be passed to your baby.

If a young child eats marijuana accidentally, contact the poison control hotline: 1-800-222-1222. If symptoms are severe, call 9-1-1 or go to your hospital emergency room.

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