Marijuana-laced candies and chocolates send children to MS hospitals

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2023-01-18 15:31:05

The Mississippi Poison Control Center at the is experiencing a concerning increase in calls regarding children who have found and eaten marijuana-laced candies and chocolates at home, making them sick enough for a trip to the emergency room.

In 2019, the poison center received just two calls. That number rose to 36 last year, and 14 of those are under the age of 12. Mississippi reflects a national trend. From 2017 to 2021, a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed a 1,375 % increase in such exposures.

Statewide, in the last 10 days,…

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