A compilation of accurate, science-based information that addresses the public health and safety impacts of marijuana in our community.
Consuming cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot) can affect the health of your baby and is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or who plan to become pregnant soon.
Source: California Department of Public Health.
Trends in Marijuana Use Among Pregnant and Non-pregnant Reproductive-Aged Women, 2002-2014The Journal of the American Medical Association Network.
The Risks of Marijuana Use during PregnancyThe Journal of the American Medical Association Network.
Marijuana, Reproduction, and PregnancySource: University of Washington, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.
Marijuana Use during Pregnancy and LactationSource: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Animal Study Shows Harmful Effects of Secondhand Smoke Even Before PregnancySource: Science Daily.
Marijuana Use in Pregnancy is a Major Risk for Pre-term BirthSource: Science Daily.
Marijuana and Your BabySource: Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment.
Drug Free Babies ProgramSource: First 5 Sonoma County.
Marijuana Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Guidance for Health Care ProvidersSource: Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment.
Medical Marijuana Laws and Pregnancy: Implications for Public Health PolicySource: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Maternal Use of Marijuana during Pregnancy and Lactation: Implications for Infant and Child Development and Their Well-BeingSource: Academic Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology.
Prenatal Substance Abuse: Short- and Long-term Effects on the Exposed FetusSource: American Academy of Pediatrics.
Health Policy, Planning and Evaluation
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County cannabis ordinances adopted in December 2016.
Cannabis Legislation & PolicyIncludes federal, state, and city laws, regulations and ordinances.