Chicago Sun-Times, 27 Jul 2016 - Medical Study Shows 34% Rise in Cases of Pediatric Marijuana Exposure As more Colorado adults become comfortable with marijuana in their homes, more young children are ingesting the drug, a new study reports.
Boston Herald, 27 Jul 2016 - A new study shows marijuana poisoning in young children has risen 150 percent in Colorado since the substance was legalized in 2014 - a frightening statistic that has opponents of the Bay State legal marijuana ballot initiative warning that the same could happen in Massachusetts. "The edible products for the marijuana industry are a huge part of the profit and growth model," said Rep. Hannah Kane, of the Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts' steering committee. "Children are highly susceptible to these products."
The Palm Beach Post, 26 Jul 2016 - To a child on the prowl for sweets, that brownie, cookie or bear-shaped candy left on the kitchen counter is just asking to be gobbled up. But in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, notably Colorado, that child may end up with more than a sugar high. A study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics says that in Colorado the rates of marijuana exposure in young children, many of them toddlers, have increased 150 percent since 2014, when recreational marijuana products, like sweets, went on the market legally.
Austin American-Statesman, 26 Jul 2016 - To a child on the prowl for sweets, that brownie, cookie or bear-shaped candy left on the kitchen counter is just asking to be gobbled up. But in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, notably Colorado, that child may end up with more than a sugar high. A study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics says that in Colorado the rates of marijuana exposure in young children, many of them toddlers, have increased 150 percent since 2014, when recreational marijuana products, like sweets, went on the market legally.
North Shore News, 20 Jul 2016 - "Being a parent in today's world is more difficult and complex than ever before. Our children are exposed to external pressures at unprecedented levels and social media culture has had more influence on young people's lives than many of us can fully understand." In a May letter to parents, Chief Const. Bob Rich from the Abbotsford Police Department addressed the issue of drug use among teens. This is causing deaths of vulnerable young people and must be stopped.
The Sun, 19 Jul 2016 - Same Rule Applies to Medical Marijuana Products As Well According to a May report on the Today Show, there has been a spike in children going to the emergency room after consuming edible products containing marijuana, and the show noted that doctors and police alike want to raise awareness that children can be hurt by accidentally consuming such products.
Vancouver 24hours, 15 Jul 2016 - Survey Finds Teens Still Support Smoking Weed, Despite Admitting Its Many Risks Three-in-four teens who had tried pot in B.C. will likely have missed school in the past month. Compared to their peers, these pot smokers will have a much higher likelihood of suffering a serious injury or concussion, have lower mental health, and a much higher chance of committing suicide - among a large list of negative outcomes teens in B.C. have themselves identified.
The Record, 06 Jul 2016 - Families Upset After Canadian Border Agents Move to Stop Marijuana Oil Shipments Parents of children suffering from epilepsy say a recent move by Canadian border agents to seize shipments of medical marijuana oil from an American company could have a catastrophic effect on their children's health.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 25 Jun 2016 - DENVER (AP) - Marijuana use among Colorado high-schoolers has not increased since legalization, the state Health Department reported Monday in a new batch of youth survey results. The 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado survey of about 17,000 middle and high school students across the state showed that 21.2 percent of high school students reported that they currently use pot. That's just a hair below the national average, which was 21.7 percent.
New Zealand Herald, 23 Jun 2016 - Rates of cannabis use among Colorado's teenagers are essentially unchanged in the years since the state's voters legalised marijuana in 2012, new survey data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows. Last year, 21 per cent of Colorado youths had used marijuana in the past 30 days. That rate is slightly lower than the national average and down slightly from the 25 per cent who used marijuana in 2009, before legalisation. The survey was based on a random sample of 17,000 middle and high school students in Colorado.
Albuquerque Journal, 21 Jun 2016 - 21% Figure Just Below National Average DENVER (AP) - Marijuana use among Colorado high schoolers has not increased since legalization. That's according to the state Health Department, which released a new batch of youth survey results Monday.
New Zealand Herald, 18 Jun 2016 - People in Over- 55 Age Group Are NZ's Most Prolific Users Cannabis is one of the most widely available illicit drugs in New Zealand - but what impact is it having on our wellbeing? Research from the 2015 New Zealand Health Survey shows that 11 per cent of people aged over 15 have used cannabis in the past 12 months, with one third of this group using it at least weekly.