Wednesday, October 21

Cannabis

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Health Canada says several children were hospitalized after eating edible marijuana products – The Canadian News

OTTAWA - Health Canada advises people to do more to keep edible marijuana products out of the reach of children. The department says that several children ended up in the hospital after accidentally eating illegal groceries that looked like candy or other foods and that were stored in places that children could easily access, such as refrigerators and freezers. People are cautioned not to store cannabis products where children can find them, and to only buy legal products that should have simple, child-proof packaging that does not appeal to young people. Canada legalized the recreational use of cannabis in October 2018, but foods and beverages containing it were only available late last year. Gummies, chocolates, and marijuana-infused drinks are legal, but must be sold by re...
Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis Health, Cannabis Trends

STUDY: Most cannabis edible overdoses in Canada involve children

Federal research shows 137 children have shown up at Canadian hospital emergency rooms for weed poisoning since Ottawa legalized cannabis edibles last October.The Health Ministry research also says cannabis use among youth has increased overall, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.This trend is a reversal of long-term downward use before the feds repealed a criminal ban on recreational pot in 2018.“Significant changes in the risk perception of this substance were also noted … suggesting a decreasing trend in the viewing of cannabis as a harmful substance,” according to the study called Sentinel Surveillance Of Injuries And Poisonings Associated With Cannabis.Only 9% of high schoolers said marijuana was harmless.“Such perception changes among this population are of concern,” s...