Colo. Doctors Say Loose Pot Laws Leading to Rise in Child Poisonings
DENVER.- Colorado doctors are worried about the lack of strict marijuana laws leading to an increased amount of child poisoning cases because of 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.