Using marijuana can affect a person's ability to safely care for a baby or other children. Marijuana use decreases a person's ability to concentrate, impairs judgment, and slows response time.
“We hear all the time from mothers who feel they used marijuana ‘successfully’ in previous pregnancies, or know someone who did, but it is also likely the child is not old enough yet to exhibit the long-term health consequences,” said Melissa Charbonneau, a public health nurse in the health district’s Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs program. “To be on the safe side, your best bet is to avoid marijuana altogether while you're expecting.” ("Marijuana use during pregnancy associated with many risks, studies reveal," by Elena Gardner, KXLY News, June 7, 2017)
U.S. Surgeon General's Warning on Marijuana
"Marijuana use is a major public health problem in the United States."
National Institute on Drug Abuse, presents research on