Marijuana and the Risks to Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Marijuana contains almost 500 components including the psychoactive ingredient THC that can pass through the placenta to the baby during pregnancy, causing harm to the fetus. When a breastfeeding mother uses marijuana, the baby can be exposed to THC and other toxins stored in the mother’s fat tissues, which are slowly released over time, even after the mother has stopped using marijuana.

Explore the various risks of using marijuana during pregnancy and breastfeeding through the resources below. These include videos, fast facts, the latest research, training courses, expert insights, and more.



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FREE Trainings

Webinar Series: Join us for an educational webinar series exploring the multifaceted impacts of prenatal marijuana exposure and its implications for parenting. Each session features diverse subject matter experts, offering comprehensive insights and evidence-based discussions to empower parents, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with leading voices in the field and deepen your understanding of this critical topic.

Join us on Wednesday, August 21st at 1 PM EST for the live webinar featuring Laura Stack, “The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story.” Register here.

Missed a webinar? Click the relevant link below to view the recording.


Online Course: To deepen your understanding of marijuana and its implications on health and safety, take our online course that delves into the history and cultural aspects of marijuana use. This course covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • The evolution of marijuana potency and the diversity of products
  • Marketing strategies and safety concerns
  • The impacts of marijuana use on the mind and body
  • Specific effects during pregnancy and while breastfeeding
Contact us to access this course and take advantage of this opportunity to deepen your knowledge and skills!


Social Media

Help raise awareness and educate about the health risks of using marijuana during pregnancy and while breastfeeding by sharing memes on social media. See below for samples and click here to access a suite of about 40 different memes available in English and Creole.

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