Medical Marijuana



A medical marijuana pilot program could become law this week, but the lead author of a Colorado study says parents will still need to keep the drug out of the reach of kids.
 
The study says more young children are getting sick from accidentally eating food made with the drug.
 
Items include 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.
 
Dr. George Sam Wang, an emergency room physician at the hospital, says study cases were mostly mild, but parents should know about potential risks.
 
The study was released Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.

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