Association of Mental Health Burden With Prenatal Cannabis Exposure From Childhood to Early Adolescence

Prenatal cannabis exposure following the middle of the first trimester is associated with attention, social, and behavioral problems that persist as the affected children progress into early adolescence, according to new research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).. These conditions may put these children at a greater risk of mental health disorders and substance use in late adolescence, when youth are typically most vulnerable to these disorders and behaviors. 

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