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Most Americans say medical marijuana shouldn’t be used by kids or in front of kids, legal or not

Most Americans say medical marijuana shouldn’t be used by kids or in front of kids, legal or not

Source:
University of Michigan Health System. (2015, April 20). Most Americans say medical marijuana shouldn’t be used by kids or in front of kids, legal or not. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150420084545.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:
Medical marijuana and children don’t mix, most Americans say. While nearly two-thirds of people agree that their state should allow medical marijuana for adults, half as many — just over a third — say it should be allowed for children, according to a new poll representing a national sample of adults in the U.S.

Full report: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health http://mottnpch.org/reports-surveys/support-medical-marijuana-use-lower-kids-adults

Oregon Bans Medical Weed Dispensaries From Selling Edible Products.

Oregon Bans Medical Weed Dispensaries From Selling Edible Products

By CHAD GARLAND

Posted: in Huff Post:  Small Business  03/20/2014 7:19 pm EDT Updated: 05/20/2014 5:59 am EDT

Link to complete story:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/20/oregon-weed-edible_n_5003083.html

WTR-RI Research Team Note:

The article discusses Oregon’s response to concerns regarding edible marijuana products that may be attractive to children.  Opinions, pro and con are reported.

Association of Unintentional Pediatric Exposures with Decriminalization of Marijuana in the U.S.

Association of Unintentional Pediatric Exposures with Decriminalization of Marijuana in the U.S.

Annals of Emergency MedicineFebruary 2014.  George Sam Wang, MD et al.

This national study involved the 18 states and the District of Columbia that had passed medical marijuana laws as of December 2013.  The authors studied the period between 2005 and 2011 and found that calls to poison control centers in these states increased more than 30 percent per year.  Call rates in non-legal Medical Marijuana states did not change.  Neurologic effects were the most commonly treated.

Surge in children accidentally eating marijuana-laced foods: Relaxed Colorado drug laws behind trend

Surge in children accidentally eating marijuana-laced foods: Relaxed Colorado drug laws behind trend

Source:  (As reported in ScienceDaily, May 27, 2013)  University of Colorado Denver. (2013, May 27). Surge in children accidentally eating marijuana-laced foods: Relaxed Colorado drug laws behind trend. ScienceDaily.  

Retrieved May 18, 2014 fromwww.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130527231914.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:  A tumblr post shows the relaxation of marijuana laws in Colorado may have caused the spike in the number of young children treated for accidentally eating marijuana-laced cookies, candies, brownies and beverages.

Journal Reference:  George Sam Wang. Pediatric Marijuana Exposures in a Medical Marijuana StateJAMA Pediatrics, 2013; 1 DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.140

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