THC lingers in breastmilk with no clear peak point

Source: WSU Insider

Jul 10, 2024 | Research

When breastfeeding mothers in a recent study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, used cannabis, its psychoactive component THC showed up in the milk they produced. The Washington State University-led research also found that, unlike alcohol, when THC was detected in milk there was no consistent time when its concentration peaked and started to decline.
A related qualitative study by the research team revealed that many breastfeeding moms are using cannabis for therapeutic purposes — to manage anxiety, other mental health issues or chronic pain. The mothers often chose cannabis over using other medications because they felt it was safer.  Read the article here.


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