Please read Dr. Brown’s article in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology titled, “Moving Toward Health and Social Equity for Women Who Use Cannabis During Preconception, Pregnancy, and Lactation“.
Expanding legalization and increasing social acceptability and accessibility of cannabis may potentially be associated with increased use of cannabis among women of reproductive age. Using repeated cross-sectional data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) between 2004 and 2018, Skelton and colleagues compared maternal cannabis use at 2 time points during the preconception, prenatal, and postpartum periods among women living in 2 states that legalized recreational use (Maine and Alaska) and 2 that legalized only medicinal use or decriminalized recreational use (Vermont and New Hampshire). The authors used a difference-in-difference analysis over time, contrasting changes in intervention and comparison states, an important strength compared with earlier studies on this topic. To read the full article.
Moving Toward Health and Social Equity for Women Who Use Cannabis During Preconception, Pregnancy, and Lactation. Young-Wolff KC, Silver LD, Brown QL. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Feb 1;4(2):e210148. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.0148 PMID: 33630081