May 29, 2013

Accidental Ingestion

1 More Kids Eating Marijuana-Laced Foods

Blame it on the relaxed marijuana laws in Colorado, says a study that finds a significant increase in the number of young kids treated for accidentally ingesting marijuana-laced foods and drinks since the modification of the state’s laws beginning in 2009. "Before the marijuana boom these kinds of edibles were not mass-produced and the amount of THC ingested was somewhat limited, but now we are seeing much higher strength marijuana," says lead author George Wang, MD. "The key to this is prevention through child resistant packaging." Wang recently testified before a state advisory panel to recommend child resistant packaging for marijuana products. As more states relax marijuana laws, there will be an increase in accidental ingestions unless proper precautions are taken, says Wang.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Frequent Marijuana Use Spikes among US Teens

Tags: Accidental Ingestion, Marijuana, Relaxed Marijuana Laws, Colorado Marijuana Laws, Kids and Marijuana, Dr. George Wang

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