Child pot poisoning up for some Colo. hospitals

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado doctors say looser pot laws are leading to more child poisonings.

Doctors say children are attracted by drug-laced edibles like gummy worms or brownies.

According to the Denver Post, calls about potential marijuana exposure for all ages have doubled since 2009 at one poison center.

From early 2005 to late 2009, Children's Hospital Colorado had no emergency-room visits by kids who had ingested marijuana. In the following two years, after medical marijuana became legal in Colorado, it had 14.


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