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AMA says pot use in pregnancy may post risks; warnings needed – Marijuana News

Positive pregnancy test. Image: Klaus Hoffmeier via Wikimedia Commons

CHICAGO (AP) -- The American Medical Association is pushing for warning signs about marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Positive pregnancy test. Image: Klaus Hoffmeier via Wikimedia Commons

Pot's potential harms include premature birth, low birth weight and attention problems in children.

The AMA says warnings should be posted at dispensaries that sell pot and on packages of marijuana sold for medical and recreational use.

The group adopted that stance at a policy-making meeting Monday in Atlanta. The AMA will seek regulations to put those warnings into effect.

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Lindsey Tanner ~ Associated Press ~

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