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The importance of generating more data on cannabis use in pregnancy

An increase in cannabis use is inevitable, and the spread of its legalization will probably result in increasing use during pregnancy. A study from Canada uses real-world data to quantify the cognitive effects on offspring of in utero cannabis exposure.

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Fig. 1: Use of real-world data to quantify the risk of ASD, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities associated with cannabis use during pregnancy.

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Bérard, A. The importance of generating more data on cannabis use in pregnancy. Nat Med 26, 1515–1516 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-1091-1

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