Upstate Poison Center Reporting More Children Swallowing Marijuana Products

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NEW YORK – The Upstate Poison Center in New York is reporting that more children are swallowing marijuana products.

The center says there has been a drastic increase in the number of calls so far this year, with most of the calls for marijuana edibles.

Dr. Christine Stork, the Clinical Director at the Poison Center, she says young children often mistake these products for candy, which can lead to dangerous consequences.

“Its gotta be treated like any other toxic medication that might be in the home and if at all try to avoid these products that look and taste like candy,” explained Dr. Stork.

Dr. Stork explains that children can face severe symptoms if they swallow these products including low blood pressure, severe tiredness, and difficulty breathing.


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