Decades of research have shown us how mothers’ consumption of marijuana during pregnancy can affect the health and development of their children. Fetal exposure to tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC, the active ingredient in marijuana) has been linked to lower birth weights and birth defects, higher aggression, and poorer attention in infants as well as impulse control, anxiety, attention and memory issues in older children.
But what about fathers’ pot smoking (or edible eating) habits? A growing body of research suggests a dad’s intake of THC also affects the mental and physical health of his future child. Here’s a look at what recent studies tell us.
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