Officials: Rise in young children ingesting marijuana goods


BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts overall health care officials say there has been an improve in calls to the state’s poison handle center about toddlers ingesting marijuana goods.

The Regional Center for Poison Manage and Prevention say the quantity of calls about young children five years old and younger practically tripled in the initial seven months considering that recreational pot shops opened in November.

The Boston Globe reports young children have been acquiring into marijuana goods such as brownies, chocolate bars, or gummies and ending up in the emergency area.

Adina Sheroff, a registered nurse and poison specialist, tells the paper that young young children are in particular vulnerable to overdose for the reason that the concentration of THC in the goods is intended for adult use and overwhelms children’s bodies.

Sheroff says the center has not recorded any deaths from these exposures in young children.


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