Mother’s Day: Survey of cannabis use among expecting mothers – Huffs n Puffs

A survey conducted by Miss Grass, an online women’s cannabis lifestyle magazine, has found that Cannabis may help tackle nausea during pregnancy.

For the survey, the results of which were published on the occasion of Mother’s Day, over 700 mothers were asked questions covering the following aspects:

  • Their cannabis usage during and after pregnancy
  • Reasons for using CBD/THC
  • How open or discreet were they about their cannabis consumption
  • What symptoms were targeted
  • Their preferred method of consumption
Miss Grass surveys mothers
image source: Miss Grass

“We launched the survey last Mother’s Day, just to test it,” said Anna Duckworth, the co-founder of Miss Grass.

Around 98% of the respondents said that they consume cannabis. The results though may be skewed as nearly all respondents are presumably readers of Miss Grass. The majority of pregnant women said that they used cannabis to treat nausea. Also, it was seen that THC usage greatly surpassed CBD usage among expecting mothers who chose to consume one over the other.

“THC is better at managing nausea symptoms,” added Duckworth. “You’ll see that a lot in patients who are undergoing cancer treatment therapy or who are experiencing either nausea or loss of appetite.

As far as the ‘openness’ is concerned, 68% of the mothers said that they’ve experienced some form of discrimination for using cannabis; 51% admitted that they hide their usage from professional contacts, while 42% and 36% said they keep it a secret from their kids and family, respectively.

Notably, 2% of the respondents accepted that they hide their usage from partners.

Miss Grass's survey shows the favourite canabis consumption method among mothers
image source: Miss Grass

In terms of the preferred method, flower and vapes topped the list with 82% and 71% of respondents resorting to it, respectively, closely followed by edibles, which saw 43% of mothers using it.

Kate Miller, CEO of Miss Grass, hopes to expand the horizon of further surveys and explore more nuanced attributions to cannabis use, particularly how it relates to race, class and age.


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