Marijuana Poisoning Cases Rise 245% in Last 20 Years
Between 2000 and 2020, reports to poison centers for child and teen marijuana use increased by 245%, according to a new study from the Oregon Health and Science University. The researchers analyzed more than 330,000 reports in the National Poison Data System over the last 20 years and found the increase in marijuana rates was the most of any substance, with the largest increase between 2017 and 2020.
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State-level data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health , the most authoritative study on drug use conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), found significant increases in youth marijuana use in several recently legalized marijuana states versus last year.
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Poppot.org monitors news reports child deaths related to adults using cannabis. Just since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, 217 deaths occurred. Fifty of those deaths happened in just 8 months in 2019, January 1 -August 8.