133% leap in children admitted to ER for marijuana, study finds

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
(CNN, August 14) While attitudes towards marijuana may be changing around the world, researchers are warning that the drug is still too dangerous to keep around young children. emergency room sign
 
In France – where using weed is still illegal –the number of children who were admitted to emergency rooms for unintentional marijuana intoxication increased by 133% over 11 years, according to a new study.
 
Marijuana intoxication can happen when a child either accidentally ingests a marijuana product or inhales marijuana smoke. This can lead to sleepiness, trouble breathing, seizures or coma. Read more

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