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Increase in accidental marijuana consumption among kids
Increase in accidental marijuana consumption among kids

(May 28, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Colorado - A new report published in JAMA Pediatrics finds an increase in accidental ingestion of marijuana-laced foods among children. Researchers studied nearly 1,400 children under 12 years of age, all of whom were evaluated for accidental ingestions. Nearly 800 patients were seen prior to September 2009--before Colorado's drug laws started relaxing--while nearly 600 were seen after October 1, 2009. Results showed that 0 children were seen for accidental marijuana ingestion prior to Sept. 2009, while 14 were seen after October 1. Eight of these patients had directly consumed food containing marijuana

 
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