The Texas A&M researchers also found that when the extremely potent drugs are used during early pregnancy, it can lead to a condition called anencephaly. This causes the babies to be born without large parts of their brain or skull.
Additionally, exposure to high-potency marijuana or synthetic marijuana during pregnancy can lead to:
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Memory problems in toddlers and 10-year-olds
Aggression, anxiety, and depression in teens
Smoking today’s high-potency marijuana or using synthetic forms of weed can be dangerous during pregnancy. Researchers suggest that it may damage the developing embryo’s brain as early as two weeks after conception. For this reason, if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, you might want to avoid smoking pot.
Earlier studies which showed no adverse effects of smoking marijuana for pregnant women were conducted with smokers of “traditional” marijuana, according to researchers at Texas A&M University.
But today’s strains of bioengineered weed can contain up to 20 times more THC.
Furthermore, the fake weed products known as K2 or Spice contain highly potent TCH analogues, or synthetic cannabinoids. These are 500 to 600 times more potent than THC.