Committee Opinion No. 722: Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Lactation

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) Committee Opinion No. 722 about marijuana use during pregnancy deserves questions.1
In a child-friendly society, all health care professionals, whatever their discipline, should be concerned by the marketing of addictive substances as a way of coping with life. Professional bodies should avoid misrepresentation of facts. It is wrong to present marijuana either as a recreational activity or a medicine because: 1) adverse effects on driving are a red flag,3 2) tetrahydrocannabinol is a highly lipophilic compound with a very long duration of activity, 3) tetrahydrocannabinol addictiveness causes cognitive impairments and mood state alterations in normal people,4 and 4) epidemiologic data from the past 25 years confirms that changes in medical marijuana laws have increased use and disorders.
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