More pregnant women are using pot, study finds

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – There’s been a rise in the number of pregnant women who are using marijuana to soothe anxiety and morning sickness.

Researchers observed a sample of pregnant women in California and saw a 3-percent increase in use form 2009 through 2016.

One expert said the rise may be attributed to the increased availability of legal marijuana in recent years.

While marijuana effects on a fetus aren’t clear, Doctors do caution women that smoking could lead to lower birth weights and developmental problems.