Pot Poisonings among Kids, Teens Double After Medical Marijuana Law Passed

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2019

marijuanaandprescription_article(HealthDay News, August 16) In the years following Massachusetts’ legalization of medical marijuana in 2012, calls to poison control centers related to the drug skyrocketed 140%, according to a new study.

“Despite opaque and tamper-proof and child-proof packaging requirements, we still saw little kids getting into the products and having some bad experiences," the study’s lead researcher and University of Massachusetts Amherst assistant professor Jennifer Whitehill said.  Read more.

 

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