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Marijuana Edibles Driving ER Visits in Colorado, Study Reports

Marijuana Edibles Driving ER Visits in Colorado, Study Reports

One of the primary arguments from opponents of marijuana legalization is that legal cannabis will endanger the youth of America and cause an exponential rise in injuries and fatalitiesNeedless to say, this is unlikely, to say the least; most evidence shows that if cannabis is consumed responsibly, one of the only significant health risks is that you may find Family Guy funny. But the key word here is “responsibly,” and apparently, some people are not being responsible when it comes to edibles consumption.

According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Tuesday, a surprisingly high number of emergency room visits during a four-year period in the state of Colorado were due to people ingesting marijuana in the form of edibles (i.e. candies or pastries). The researchers at the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital assessed the frequency of cannabis-related emergency room visits in the state of Colorado after it passed a 2012 measure legalizing the sale of marijuana. Between the years of 2012 and 2016, the study looked at almost 10,000 emergency room visits at the hospital that patients said were related to cannabis, of which about a quarter were actually related to cannabis.

Marijuana Edibles Driving ER Visits in Colorado, Study Reports






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