Non-Regulated, Edible Medical Marijuana Causing A Large Number of Emergency Rooms Visits

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Northern California doctors report a higher number of emergency room visits due to medical marijuana edibles.

The edible form of cannabis is typically used for relaxation.  However, if too much is eaten, the user can experience a sudden onset of the “high” including dizziness, significant lethargy, and somnolence. While the relaxation component is useful for some medical conditions, the onset takes 1-2 hrs compared to smoking which takes effect in minutes.

Marijuana edibles are popular and widepsread and generally produced and packaged in locations that are not FDA approved or even regulated city health officials.

 

Read more about medical marijuana dibles sending patients to the emergency room by Mike Sugerman

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