July 25, 2016 | Posted in Marijuana | By

Kush_closeIn a study published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics today, experts demonstrated the number of children hospitalized due to accidental marijuana exposure increased significantly after Colorado legalized so-called “recreational” marijuana; the number of marijuana-related calls to regional poison control centers increased as well.

After examining data from 2009 – 2015, researchers determined the legalization of marijuana in Colorado played a part in the increase.

These findings concur with other data released in recent months about marijuana in Colorado–including the increase in the number of newborns born with marijuana in their systems as well as accounts of children hospitalized due to accidental marijuana exposure.

You can read more about the study here.

Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.

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