By JOHN D. JOYCE The drug is often prescribed to treat pain and anxiety.
But a growing number of pregnant women and young people who use it to ease pain are turning for relief to cannabis.
As of the end of September, there were 2.7 million marijuana users in the United States, a rise of 11 percent since the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest numbers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The number of adults using marijuana rose to 5.5 million, up 6 percent from the previous quarter.
But the trend is not limited to pregnant women.
Cannabis is being used by both teenagers and adults as a means of relieving pain and to treat depression, anxiety and insomnia.
But unlike alcohol, which can be consumed in moderation and is generally considered safe, marijuana is still illegal.
In January, a federal judge in California declared that the federal government can’t ban the drug.
The decision followed a federal court ruling last year that found that the drug is a schedule 1 controlled substance.
The DEA has appealed the decision.
A number of studies have found that marijuana can reduce nausea, improve concentration, reduce anxiety, decrease pain and painkilling tolerance, help regulate blood pressure and reduce seizures.
The drug also can relieve pain and spasms, reduce fatigue, boost sleep, boost circulation and lower blood pressure.
It can also help relieve pain in children, and reduce pain and swelling in cancer patients.
But it has also been linked to addiction, psychosis and seizures.
A recent study from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine found that when the drugs were administered to children, their behavior became more aggressive and their social skills deteriorated.
Marijuana is legal in some states and medical marijuana has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for some patients with chronic pain.
In many states, it is illegal to possess, distribute, transport, grow, cultivate or manufacture.
But there are no federal restrictions on its use in adults.
In April, a coalition of more than 40 states filed suit against the Trump administration, alleging that it is targeting the substance because of the opioid epidemic, a threat that the administration is trying to quell by cracking down on the marijuana industry.
In September, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at cracking down heavily regulated industries like marijuana.
The order requires federal agencies to crack down on marijuana businesses that are operating outside the Controlled Substances Act.
One of the first orders Trump signed was a ban on marijuana and its use for any purpose other than medical purposes, including to treat conditions like nausea, pain, anxiety or cancer.
Since then, there has been a boom in marijuana production and sales.
It is illegal for recreational users to grow their own marijuana, and recreational users are prohibited from using marijuana for medical purposes.
Trump’s executive order is one of several efforts by the administration to reduce marijuana use.
Some of the latest measures include making it illegal to grow marijuana in public spaces, ending the federal prohibition of marijuana sales in state and local governments and requiring that states and localities report on marijuana use, possession and distribution to federal authorities.