Mind-altering breast milk? New marijuana study presents that question.

New marijuana study poses that question.

CHICAGO — Marijuana’s primary mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers’ breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. girls are using marijuana during pregnancy and after that.

Experts say although solid evidence of that is lacking, the ingredient has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt brain development and possibly cause harm.

The new study involved and provided breast milk samples to researchers. Laboratory testing found small amounts of THC, the psychoactive chemical that leads to marijuana’s “high,of 54 samples around six days after they were provided. Another kind of cannabidiol and THC, a marijuana chemical touted as a health aid, were detected in five samples.

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Released at Mon, 27 Aug 2018 04:29:55 +0000

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