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What are the potential risks of marijuana use during pregnancy?

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It has been proven that cannabis use can lead to neurocognitive impairment. The damage may not be apparent immediately, but as the brain develops, the impairment would become obvious. Equally important are the legal ramifications of cannabis use during pregnancy. In most states, Child Protective Services (CPS) would be immediately notified of the presence of illicit drugs. Findings could very well lead to the child becoming a ward of the court upon birth.

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