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Pot Plus Alcohol Kills Young Rats' Brain Cells
Date:4/22/2008

results of the acute studies have interesting potential therapeutic implications for including the use of CB1 receptor antagonists for preventing brain damage in fetuses and neonates exposed to ethanol, sedative and/or anticonvulsant drugs."

The German group noted that marijuana is among the most commonly used illicit drugs by women during their childbearing years. There's growing concern that use of marijuana, either alone or in combination with other drugs, during pregnancy may harm fetal brain development.

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The March of Dimes has more about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Annals of Neurology, news release, April 2008


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