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Marijuana

A Resource for Health Professionals 

The use of and exposure to marijuana in pediatric populations has risen over the past several years as more states legalize the substance for recreational use. Health professionals are encouraged to follow the guidance below to help navigate discussions with patients and families.

PEHSU Fact Sheet on Marijuana and the Impact on the Pediatric Population (including Perinatal and Adolescent) - Guidance for Healthcare Providers (2018)

 What is Marijuana? posted on Aug 1, 2019
 Products and Methods of Use posted on Aug 1, 2019
 Epidemiology posted on Aug 1, 2019
 Clinical Symptoms posted on Aug 1, 2019
 Laboratory Testing posted on Aug 1, 2019
 Treatment posted on Aug 1, 2019
 Why should we be concerned about adolescent use? posted on Aug 1, 2019
 What are the concerns of maternal use during pregnancy and breastfeeding? posted on Aug 1, 2019
 Strategies for Prevention posted on Aug 1, 2019
 How can we prevent adolescent marijuana use? posted on Aug 1, 2019
 What are ways we can prevent mothers from using marijuana during pregnancy and post-delivery? posted on Aug 1, 2019
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This webpage was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSUs by providing partial funding to CDC/ATSDR through an Inter-Agency Agreement. The findings and conclusions presented have not been formally disseminated by CDC/ATSDR or EPA and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy. Use of trade names that may be mentioned is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the CDC/ATSDR or EPA.

Last updated: August 2021