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Emergency room visits for marijuana edibles much more severe compared to inhalation

Emergency room visits for marijuana edibles much more severe compared to inhalation

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The risks with edible marijuana products are high – and not just in the trippy sense of the word. A new study has found that patients’ reasons for visiting emergency rooms are different for edible marijuana than they are for the inhaled form and that the visits are disproportionately high for the number of edible products that are sold. “That type of discrepancy is not something that we would tolerate in any of our food or any other type of medication, so I don’t think we should tolerate it in a drug that has killed people,” Dr. Andrew Monte, a toxicologist and emergency medicine physician at the University of Colorado who led the study, told ABC News. Marijuana use is widespread in the U.S., with about 7.5 percent of Americans over the age of 12 using it at any given time. Colorado legalized marijuana in 2014 and is one of 10 states – plus the District of Columbia – to do so. Edible and inhaled marijuana share the same active ingredient: tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC for short. The…
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