In pot-legal MA, child marijuana poisoning more than doubles - WAMC

Reported child marijuana poisoning rose from 29 to 68 after Massachusetts legalized medical marijuana. 

"In the four years before medical marijuana was legalized in Massachusetts in 2012 there were roughly 29 calls annually to a regional poison control center about children ingesting cannabis.  It jumped to 69 calls annually in the four years after."


WAMC - NY Public Radio

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  • Beverly Stone
    commented 2019-08-19 16:14:15 -0400
    And, this isn’t even Vermont news!!!
  • Beverly Stone
    commented 2019-08-19 16:06:30 -0400
    I should say poisons or drugs…
  • Beverly Stone
    commented 2019-08-19 16:05:59 -0400
    Of course, parents need to be more responsible about any and all poisons but in the big picture of things that harm children, this level of calls seems quite minor. I found a 2012 references that says this: “Last year, the Northern New England Poison Control Center answered more than 14,000 calls concerning individuals with exposure to toxic chemicals and accidental ingestion of medications and miscellaneous household products.”