Autism-Open Access

Autism-Open Access
Open Access

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Is the Use of Cannabis During Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Autism?

Kathryn M Wall and Sarah A Crawford*

The use of marijuana by healthy adults is commonly viewed as having limited adverse health effects; however, its potential risks for fetal developmental abnormalities when used during pregnancy have not been thoroughly evaluated. It is, therefore, important that the effects of prenatal marijuana on the developing fetus be fully assessed in order to create a proper set of guidelines for use before, during and after pregnancy as is standard with other drugs such as alcohol and nicotine.

Published Date: 2019-12-23; Received Date: 2019-10-31