CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women are increasingly using pot during pregnancy, sometimes for morning sickness. That’s according to an analysis of annual U.S. government drug surveys.
Though the actual numbers are small, researchers and others say the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking the drug with low birth weights and other problems.READ MORE: Thieves Steal Your Identity To Get Rental Cars, And You Get Stuck With The Bills
In 2014, almost 4 percent of pregnant women said they’d recently used marijuana. That’s up from 2.4 percent in 2002.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Another Mild Day
The study was published online Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A separate study in the same journal found that almost 10 percent of adult marijuana users in the United States have used it at least partly for medical reasons; 20 percent of these users live in states where medical marijuana isn’t legal.MORE NEWS: 6-Year-Old Girl Shot On West Englewood Porch, Suffers Graze Wounds
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