Acute Marijuana Intoxication in Children.
As the number of states legalizing marijuana for medical and/or recreational use continues to grow, there are an increasing number of children exposed to marijuana-containing products in homes and communities. Increased exposure leads to a greater probability of accidental ingestion and toxicity. Because marijuana ingestion can cause a dangerous and potentially life-threatening toxicity for children, pediatric health care providers need an increased awareness of the danger. This article describes the growing problem and outlines clinical management as well as prevention. [Pediatr Ann. 2018;47(12):e474-e476.].
Acute Disease; Cannabis; Illicit Drugs; Marijuana Abuse
Acute Disease; Adolescent; Cannabis; Child; Humans; Illicit Drugs; Marijuana Abuse; Pediatrics; United States
Dowd MD. Acute Marijuana Intoxication in Children. Pediatr Ann. 2018;47(12):e474-e476. doi:10.3928/19382359-20181119-02