Thursday, January 30, 2014

Marijuana and Kids

(Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden) Drugs have consequences.
An expectant mother's use of cannabis during pregnancy can prevent a child from forming certain connections in the brain while growing in the womb, a Sweden-based researcher has revealed.

"Cannabis is particularly powerful to derail how nerve cells form connections, potentially limiting the amount of information the affected brain can process," a statement from Sweden's Karolinska institute said this week.

The Institute's Professor Tibor Harkany was part of a global team of scientists looking into what effects consuming cannabis during pregnancy had on the unborn child.

"An increasing number of children suffer from the consequences of maternal drug exposure during pregnancy, and cannabis is one of the most frequently used substances," the statement read.
Hopefully, mothers will protect their children.


Doom said...

Yeah. I mean it is nice to know, really. But in an environment in which whether to even allow the child to be born is in question, I doubt if any wisdom, or even the lessor of logic, will affect the activities of expectant women. Still, I guess it's worth noting and mentioning.

slwlion1 said...

They don't call it "dope" for nothin


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