Children Involved In Marijuana-Related Calls To Oregon Poison Center

The issue of children accidentally ingesting marijuana infused edibles is a top concern for public health officials.

OREGON:  Eleven preschool-aged children were treated at Oregon healthcare facilities for marijuana ingestion in 2014, according to Oregon Poison Center data. The previous year, seven children younger than 5 were treated at a healthcare facility after ingesting cannabis. In 2012, the number was 10. The Oregon Poison Center, a statewide agency, does not track the types of marijuana ingested – whether Read the full article…

If You Needed Convincing That Marijuana Can Be Good For You, Meet This Young Boy

According to the Oregon Health Authority, 195 of the 69,004 participants in its medical marijuana program are under the age of 18, with some as young as 4.

OREGON:  It’s been a good month for marijuana legalization in America. Earlier this month, voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia approved the use of recreational pot, while Colorado and Washington have already successfully demonstrated the economic benefits of legal weed. But if you want to see how laxer marijuana regulations benefit people at the individual level, look no further Read the full article…

Moms’ Marijuana-For-Kids Campaign Seeks To Quiet Epilepsy

Isaac Sintz, 7, works with his spelling and speech tutor Cassidy Ulrich, who is also his aunt.

UTAH:  April Sintz is fighting to loosen marijuana laws for her 7-year-old epileptic son. She is one of hundreds of moms nationwide who have opened a new front in the drive to expand the drug’s legal use. While supplying pot to a child is bound to raise eyebrows, Sintz said early evidence on the marijuana extract cannabidiol, Read the full article…