Washington Post: Marijuana ER Visits in Denver

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/marijuana-er-visits-climb-in-denver-hospital-study/2019/03/25/bc7817cc-4f66-11e9-bdb7-44f948cc0605_story.html?utm_term=.37249bc91c80

Inhaled marijuana caused the most severe problems at one large Denver area hospital. Marijuana-infused foods and candies, called edibles, also led to trouble. Patients came to the ER with symptoms such as repeated vomiting, racing hearts and psychotic episodes.

Most people can use marijuana safely, Monte said, but with its increased availability and higher THC concentrations, “we may be seeing more adverse drug reactions,” he said

Dr. Andrew Monte: edibles are too dangerous to be part of the recreational marketplace. Slow to kick in, their effects last too long for a good party drug, he said. They work better for those who want to use them as medicine.

Gummy on top of pain killer: “It was extremely scary,” she said of the feeling. “When was this going to go away? It was so frightening.” “It was extremely scary,” she said of the feeling. “When was this going to go away? It was so frightening.”

There is an “urgent need” for greater oversight of manufacturing and labeling as marijuana use increases with state legalization.

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