Smoking cannabis during pregnancy could affect only the male child
In utero exposure to cannabis affects the sociability of male child only - short science news and articles

In a study to determine the effects of cannabis smoking during pregnancy, it was found that ingesting cannabinoids during pregnancy leads to behavioral and neurological deficits, but only in male offspring. There was little to no effect on the female offspring. In the experiment conducted in rats, the male offspring showed a decreased sociability and increased neuronal excitability in males only. Importantly, while social interaction was specifically impaired in the male rats, there was no effect on locomotion, cognition and anxiety in either of the sexes. The brain region implicated is the prefrontal cortex, which is involved in higher order functions.

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