TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center andBanner Poison Control Centerhave reported that they have noticed a significant increase in calls related to marijuana from health care professionals.
The AzPDIC and BPCC say many of the calls are coming from the emergency rooms and involve toddlers accidentally being exposed to edible marijuana.
“Many of the accidental ingestions that we hear about involve little kids getting into edible marijuana products that look like candy or other snacks,” ”Learning about safe storage can save parents a ton of grief and prevent a trip to the hospital.”
BPCC says exposure to edible marijuana products with toddlers age five or younger can lead to prolonged neurologic and respiratory depression that requires intubation.
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The American Association of Poison Control Centers wants to raise awareness regarding the similarities between vitamins & gummy candies.
Can you tell the difference between vitamins and gummy candies? If you can't tell the difference, neither can a child. Always keep vitamins and medicines up, away and out of young children's sight and reach. Poison Help is available 24/7 at 1-800-222-1222. #preventpoison pic.twitter.com/WtlL9LW9xP— AAPCC (@AAPCC) November 10, 2020
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