Consuming cannabis can affect the health of your baby and is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or who plan to become pregnant soon.
If you already use cannabis for medicinal purposes, ask your doctor for an alternative treatment shown to be safe during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about any questions you have about cannabis.
No matter how you consume cannabis (smoking, vaping, eating, or drinking), the active ingredient in cannabis, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), will reach your baby through your bloodstream and into the placenta, through your breast milk, and through secondhand smoke that enters the baby's lungs.
Learn more about how cannabis use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding affects your baby:
Please note: You should always consult with your physician prior to using medical cannabis, as you would with any other medication. The City of Davis is not licensed to provide medical advice in any capacity.