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Comment & Response
January 2019

Why Pregnant Women May Justifiably Choose to Use Cannabis

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  • 1Self-employed, San Francisco, California
  • 2Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(1):120. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6890

To the Editor We read with interest a Research Letter by Young-Wolff and colleagues1 published in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. We were not surprised at the results nor the reported rates of prenatal marijuana usage. California was the first US state to pass the Compassionate Use Act in 1996, which allowed cannabis to be used medically,2 and adult use became legal in 2018, making cannabis more readily available than in recent decades.

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