NO TOKE! More pregnant California moms smoking pot

Trends in Marijuana Use Among Pregnant Females in California, 2009-2016 | Lifestyle Behaviors | JAMA | The JAMA

"Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug during pregnancy, and its use is increasing", the study said.

The study, which looked at pregnant females in California from 2009 to 2016, found that trends in marijuana use among them increased overall in that time period.

There's been a rise in the number of pregnant women who are using marijuana to soothe anxiety and morning sickness. For pregnant teens under 18, marijuana use climbed from 12.5 percent to 21.8 percent.

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Researchers say the data comes from self-reported surveys that "likely underestimate use" of the drug.

In many states, medical marijuana can be prescribed for treating conditions including severe nausea and pain - both of which may affect pregnant women - but the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends women stay away from weed if they want to have a baby.

California became the first USA state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996.

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The study also reported an increase in pot usage among older pregnant women ages 25 to 34.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the health effects of marijuana on a fetus could include low birth weight and developmental problems, according to CNN. As of January 1, recreational marijuana will be legal in the state for people over 21.

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