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Study: Pregnant teens twice as likely to use pot than peers

April 17, 2017 06:35 PM

Pregnant teens are twice as likely as their peers to use marijuana. That's according to a new study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Researchers looked at 13 years of data from over 400,000 women.

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Seven and a half percent of pregnant teens said they smoked pot. That's compared to 3.8 percent of non-pregnant teens.

Experts say marijuana may have negative effects on fetal development, especially during the first trimester.

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