CHICAGO (AP) — The lead author of a Colorado study of medical marijuana says the results point out the need to again remind adults to keep medicines out of the reach of kids.
The study suggests that increased use of medical marijuana may lead to more young children getting sick from accidentally eating food made with the drug.
items include yummy-looking gummy candies, cookies and other treats
that may entice young children. Fourteen children were treated at
Colorado Children's Hospital in the two years after a 2009 federal
policy change led to a surge in medical marijuana use. That's when federal authorities said they would not prosecute legal users.
George Sam Wang, an emergency room physician at the hospital, says
study cases were mostly mild, but parents should know about potential