Perinatal Marijuana Exposure

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Upon consumption during pregnancy, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major psychoactive component of marijuana, crosses the placental barrier. This raises important concerns about the potential impact of maternal marijuana use on the developing fetus. In addition, early childhood exposure to THC through breast milk or secondhand marijuana smoke has been found to be harmful, as has emotional detachment that may result from chronic marijuana use.

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