Use of pot creates victims, including children who die from neglect or violence when parents, mothers’ boyfriends or caregivers use pot. We have been tracking news reports of child abuse and neglect linked to marijuana since November 2012. The columns show official causes of death related to the caregivers’ marijuana use. We found news reports of 106 such deaths in 30 states; actual number could be much higher. Violent neglect includes marijuana DUI (11), guns (4) and pit bulls. The last column includes infants (9) who died shortly after birth.
Parent Opposed to Pot. “The PopPot Report on Child Deaths Directly Linked to Marijuana Use.” www.poppot.org. 23 April 2018. Web. 17 May 2018.