What France’s Underage Pot Problem Can Teach Us

An alarming report that came out of France this week should be an eye-opener for America’s legal cannabis industry.

According to a study published yesterday in the French journal Pediatrics, the number of kids who visited emergency rooms for inadvertent marijuana intoxication rose 133% between 2004 and 2014.

Intoxication can occur through ingesting cannabis products, or via smoke inhalation. Side effects vary from sleepiness to serious health risks like difficult breathing or seizures. Which is to say that, counter the misconception of some parents, the danger posed by pot to children is very real.

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Swartz, Kyle. “What France’s Underage Pot Problem Can Teach Us.” cannabisregulator.com. 14 August 2017. Web. 15 August 2017.

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