Study Finds Drastically Decreased Mortality Rate for Infants that Test Positive for Cannabis

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In an eye-opening study which examined 2,964 infants it was found that those with cannabis in their system had a huge decrease in their likelihood of early mortality.

In the 2-year study infants which were drug-negative had an average mortality rate of 15.7 deaths per 1,000 live births. Cocaine and opiate-positive infants had a mortality rate of 17.7 and 18.4 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Those that tested positive for cannabis, on the other hand, had an average mortality rate of 8.9 deaths per 1,000 live births – a 44% decrease in comparison to the infants that were drug-negative.

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