Pot Laws and Kid’s Medical Emergencies

States that decriminalize marijuana have seen 30% per year increases in call rates to poison centers between 2005 and 2011, while the call rate remained unchanged in non-legal states. Children find it difficult to distinguish between candies, cookies, and chocolates that contain high doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The District of Columbia and 18 states have legalized medical marijuana.

PositiveTip: Prevent kid poisonings by avoiding all forms of marijuana in your home.