Perinatal Cannabis Use: Understanding the Concerns
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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, cannabis use rates increased in 2020, with almost 50 million individuals 12 or older reporting use of cannabis in the past year. This increase is reflected in the state-specific data for HHS Region 8 in five of the six states (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah). With this data in mind, the Mountain Plains ATTC is sponsoring a ten-part webinar series that will address and review the latest science for cannabis including: prevention and treatment issues; public policy; medical marijuana; and special populations and cannabis (adolescents, women and maternal health, older adults, and individuals with Serious Mental Illness).
- Identify three maternal/fetal physiological concerns associated with cannabis use during the perinatal period
- Recognize two of the most common reasons why pregnant and postpartum people use cannabis during the perinatal period
- Discuss the current recommendations regarding cannabis use during pregnancy and lactation
- Consider the potential impact of cannabis legalization on the pregnant and postpartum people
This webinar is part of a series on the current science of cannabis, for more information on the other webinars in the series view the series homepage.