Study: Prenatal Marijuana Use Doesn’t Really Affect Cognitive Development

By The Fresh Toast‘s Brendan Bures, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis.

Researchers worry previous studies have created an oversimplification between prenatal cannabis exposure and cognitive impairment.

We often forget marijuana research is in its infancy. Look no further than studies examining the relationship between marijuana and pregnancy for proof. There are many studies linking marijuana (specifically THC) use during pregnancy to infant development problems, but some researchers point out that many of these studies don’t differentiate between smoking marijuana and non-combustible consumption, such as edibles or tinctures.

So what risk does prenatal cannabis exposure present to a child’s brain development? Scientists at Columbia University, Swinburne University, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute analyzed numerous studies for six years to answer exactly that. According to their research, published last month in the journal Frontiers …

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