Another study has shown marijuana use during pregnancy is harmful or even deadly to unborn children.

Researchers writing in the Journal of Perinatology reviewed health data collected from nearly 900 pregnant women. The study found marijuana users faced a 631% greater risk of fetal death, after adjusting for other health factors.

Researchers also found marijuana use during pregnancy raised a baby’s odds of suffering from low birth weight — which can be dangerous for newborn children.

This actually is not the first study to suggest that marijuana use during pregnancy may pose serious risks for unborn children. 

A 2023 study published in the journal Frontiers In Pediatrics found marijuana use during pregnancy could decrease a newborn’s birthweight by approximately one-third of a pound.

A 2021 study out of California found infants were 35% more likely to die within a year of birth if their mother used marijuana heavily, and that infants were more likely to be born preterm, have a low birth weight, and be small for their gestational age.

Right now the group Arkansans for Patient Access is actively working to drastically expand marijuana in Arkansas.

The group has until July 5 to collect 90,704 petition signatures from registered voters to place the marijuana amendment on the ballot.

If passed, the amendment would give free marijuana cards to immigrants and out-of-state residents who come to Arkansas to use marijuana.

The amendment would guarantee marijuana growers and sellers a monopoly over the state’s marijuana industry.

Marijuana users would no longer need to show they suffer from a specific medical condition listed in state law — making it easier to use marijuana recreationally.

The measure also fails to limit the amount of THC that marijuana products can contain, and it repeals restrictions on marijuana advertising.

All of this would lead to more marijuana in the state.

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