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Marijuana use during pregnancy: Is it safe?

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In this video we dive into the facts and myths about marijuana use during pregnancy. Research to date does not support the use of marijuana during pregnancy, despite its effectiveness in providing relief for pregnancy symptoms.

This video was made by McMaster students: Priyanka Lamba, Makenzie Lamb, and Purviben Mahida in collaboration with the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Program

Copyright McMaster University 2020

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