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Cannabis Use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Researchers are still studying the effects of cannabis use during pregnancy on babies, children, and youth. Until more is known about the short and long-term effects of cannabis on fetuses, babies and young children, it is safest to encourage women who are pregnant, contemplating pregnancy, or breastfeeding to avoid using cannabis altogether, in any form.

More information on cannabis use during pregnancy and breastfeeding is available from the following websites:

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction


The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

www.sogc.org/files/Cannabis%20campaign_web.pdf



Canadian Pediatric Society Position Statement - Cannabis and Canada’s Children and Youth

www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/cannabis-children-and-youthCanadian Public Health Association

Canadian Public Health Association


Public Health Agency of Canada

www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/resources.html?parents

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada


Harm Reduction

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