Unintentional Cannabis Poisoning Cases Among Children In Israel On The Rise, Cause For Alarm

According to the Israel Poison Information Center (IPIC), there has been an alarming rise in unintentional cannabis poisoning or intoxication among children, The Jerusalem Post reported. With a population of under 10 million, over 100,000 Israeli adults hold Health Ministry licenses to buy and consume medical marijuana (MMJ). In addition to the high number of MMJ users and growing recreational marijuana usage, accidental cannabis consumption and subsequent illness among children is cause for alarm. There have been no cannabis-related deaths among children or adults, however. “We are seeing between 15 and 20 cases of cannabis poisoning in young children and toddlers every year, with the youngest so far an eight-month-old baby,” according to IPIC  director Dr. Yael Luria at the Rambam Medical Center in ... Full story available on Benzinga.com