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Pot Use in Pregnancy May Pose Risks;  Warnings Needed: AMA

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Pot use in pregnancy may pose risks;  warnings needed: AMA Pot use in pregnancy may pose risks;  warnings needed: AMA

CHICAGO (AP) - The American Medical Association is pushing for warning signs about marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
    
Pot's potential harms include premature birth, low birth weight and attention problems in children. The AMA says warnings should be posted at dispensaries that sell pot and on packages of marijuana sold for medical and recreational use.
    
The group adopted that stance at a policy-making meeting on Monday in Atlanta. The AMA will seek regulations to put those warnings into effect.
    
Several states have requirements for health warnings on cannabis product labels, but the new policy says only Oregon requires a point of sale warning about use in pregnant or breast-feeding women.
    
Oregon is among four states where recreational use is allowed. Medical use is legal in 23 states and Washington, D.C.

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