THE NEW YORK TIMES: A Balm When You’re Expecting: Sometimes Pot Does the Trick

 In Health, Medical Marijuana, National News

The New York Times reported this month that expectant mothers are taking up marijuana in increasing numbers. We asked women who used marijuana during pregnancy to share their stories.

Hundreds of readers wrote in; most had smoked, while a few vaped or ate marijuana-laced edibles. Roughly half said they had used pot for a medical reason. Most felt marijuana use had not affected their children, or were not sure; just a handful worried the children might have suffered cognitive deficits.

The Times followed up with a few of these women in greater depth. Where they wished to protect their privacy or avoid legal consequences, only first names are used.


Read Catherine St. Louis’ full article at

Photo credit: Nancie Battaglia for The New York Times

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