Marijuana Exposure among Children Younger than Six Years in the United States

6/7/15–A study investigates marijuana exposures among children younger than 6 years old in the United States using data from the National Poison Data System. From 2000 through 2013, there were 1969 marijuana exposures among children younger than 6 years old and an exposure rate of 5.90 per million children. The rate of exposure to marijuana among young children nationwide is rising. Young children in states where laws allow sale and use of marijuana face significantly elevated risks of exposure and poisoning.

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