Associations Between Prenatal Cannabis Exposure and Childhood Outcomes: Results From the ABCD Study

As part of the “Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development” study to evaluate the children’s cognitive and behavior patterns at age 9 to 11 years, the authors found that prenatal cannabis exposure after maternal knowledge of pregnancy was associated with greater psychopathology in children ages 9-11, such as psychotic-like experiences and attention, thought, cognitive, and social problems.  This study supports the Surgeon General’s recommendation that cannabis use during pregnancy should be discouraged by clinicians and dispensaries.

By Sarah E. Paul, BA, Alexander S. Hatoum, PhD; Jeremy D. Fine, BS; et al

Read the full study at JAMA Network.