Using cannabis can make it hard to get pregnant by affecting hormones and fertility. Cannabis use can also reduce sperm count.
If you are thinking about getting pregnant, it is recommended to quit using cannabis before trying to conceive. Talk to your healthcare provider to learn more about the risks of marijuana use during pregnancy, as well as safe treatment options.
There is no known safe amount of cannabis during breast/chestfeeding. THC—the main active component in cannabis—is stored in body fat and slowly released over time, meaning an infant could be exposed to an unknown amount and for an extended period of time. THC may affect a baby’s brain development and result in hyperactivity, poor cognitive function, and other long-term effects.
Talk to your healthcare provider to learn more about the risks of marijuana use during pregnancy and breast/chestfeeding.
Secondhand smoke is the smoke that other people can inhale when someone nearby is smoking. This means that people who are not smoking are exposed to harmful chemicals.
Secondhand marijuana smoke contains many of the same toxic and cancer-causing chemicals found in tobacco smoke. It is never safe to smoke marijuana around babies or children.