Vancouver’s 4/20 Marijuana Smoke Fest Sees 64 Taken To Hospital

CANADA:  Vancouver’s 4/20 marijuana-smoking rally led to hospitalization for 64 revelers Monday, turning a celebratory occasion into a headache for ER workers.

“Sixty-four people in the emergency department is a large number, in an already busy emergency department,” Providence Health Care spokesperson Dave Lefebvre told CBC.

Patients were complaining of nausea, vomiting, palpitations and “a decreased level of consciousness,” Lefebvre said.

Authorities speculate that many revelers were consuming marijuana in edible form and thus unaware of the strengths of the dosages ingested.

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