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.

Marijuana use by a breastfeeding mother can expose the newborn to toxins stored in the mother’s fat tissues and slowly released to baby, even after the mother has stopped using.

Learn about the various risks of using marijuana during pregnancy and while breastfeeding through the resources below.



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Educational Webinar Series

Our next webinar in our educational series will feature Dr. Higgins and cover, “The Biological Component of Behavioral Health and Marijuana,” on Monday, October 23rd at 1PM EST. Register here.

Missed any of the webinars or interested in viewing again? Click each link below to access the recordings featuring a different subject matter expert per webinar:
Interesting in featuring your work as a subject matter expert for a webinar? Email Chantel Lincoln at

Research Studies

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.

Additional Resources