What You Need to Know about Marijuana Use and Pregnancy

Some people believe that using marijuana during pregnancy is safer than smoking tobacco, but studies show several negative impacts on babies whose mothers used marijuana while they were pregnant. Use a fact sheet to educate learners about the possible risks to children before and after birth.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have copies of the page available in the school nurse's and/or counselor's office
  • Use in a health class when discussing the medical effects of using marijuana
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for adults, but applicable to teenagers in a middle or high school class
  • Resource is in color; print a test page in black and white to see if the background color obscures the text
Pros

  • Discusses multiple risks to babies after they are born as well as during pregnancy
  • Provides additional reference links
Cons

  • None