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According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in December, an increasing number of pregnant women, especially younger ones, are using marijuana. In order to get a better idea of how many women continue to blaze up after they get knocked up, researchers analyzed the survey responses and toxicology reports of more than 275,000 pregnant women who were being treated at one of the facilities in the the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health system. The sample covered women who were getting prenatal care during the first two months of their pregnancy between 2009 and 2016. Overall, the study found that marijuana use increased from 4 percent to 7 percent over the study period. Unsurprisingly, use among women younger than 18 at the time and for those who were between 18 to 24 years increased the most, from 12.5 percent to 22 percent. Of course, there were some limitations to the study, in that it only screened women in California. More Women, Especially Younger Ones, Are Smoking Weed While Pregnant

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