University of Washington to Study Prenatal Cannabis Effects in Infants

Jun 8, 2019 | Cannabis, Impact on Children, Marijuana, Side Effects

University of Washington investigators seek to understand in deep detail the connection between cannabis use during pregnancy and the babies’ subsequent health.

Launched in May 2019, the Moms + Marijuana project examines the effects of cannabis on the brains of newborn babies as reported by Weedmaps.  The investigative team is active recruiting 70 women in the Seattle-area who are up to 13 weeks pregnant and who use cannabis frequently or not at all.

The Study

This trial is designed to look solely at the effects of cannabis on prenatal development, aiming to better understand how marijuana use effects fetal and infant growth and development, without the confounding influences of other drugs.

Lead Research/Investigator

Natalia Kleinhans, PhD,  radiologist, University of Washington, School of Medicine



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