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R.I. officials say girl, 2, nearly died after ingesting edible marijuana
06/03/2017

Authorities said a toddler nearly died from eating edible marijuana. The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families on Friday announced the 2-year-old girl had almost died Thursday and had been admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.


Rhode Island, edibles, hospital
Insurer Refuses to Cover Marijuana Candy Murder
05/09/2017

Kirk’s children are seeking damages for negligence, failure to warn, wrongful death, deceptive trade, strict liability, breach of implied warranty, misrepresentation and consumer law  violations. They are represented by Gregory Gold, of Greenwood Village.
The effects of marijuana can be much more powerful when it is eaten rather than smoked. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, on a visit to Colorado, wrote a much-cited column about the misery induced by eating marijuana candy.


edibles, infused, Fatalities
Marijuana-infused candy found in Bureau County trick-or-treat candy
10/31/2016

omeone handed out candy infused with cannabis during trick-or-treating in the small town of Manlius, Illinois on Sunday, according to the Bureau County Sheriff’s Department.


edibles, IL
Amendment 2- edibles
10/02/2016
Edibles
edibles, Amendment 2, video
Characterization of edible marijuana product exposures reported to United States poison centers.
08/20/2016

Edible marijuana exposures are increasing and may lead to severe respiratory depression.


edibles, Poisonings
Marijuana candy sickens 19 at quinceañera
08/08/2016

"Anyone who attended the quinceañera and may have taken home some of the gummy rings is urged to discard them immediately," said Dr. Tomas Aragon, health officer for the city and county of San Francisco.


edibles, Children, california, Ohio
Legalized marijuana sends more kids to the hospital in Colorado
07/25/2016

The exposures can make kids really sick, she said. The majority of the children had symptoms including sleepiness or trouble with balance, which typically goes away within six to 24 hours. But about 20 percent needed to be admitted to the hospital and 15 percent of cases were so severe they ended up in the intensive care unit. "Marijuana exposures in young children have resulted in respiratory compromise requiring the use of a ventilator and intensive care unit admission in a handful of cases,"


Colorado, edibles, Children, hospitalization
Marijuana Exposure Among Kids Under 6 Rises Sharply
07/04/2016

The children who were exposed to marijuana experienced mostly effects such as drowsiness and lethargy, followed by lack of coordination, irritability and confusion. Serious effects were less common, but some children experienced comas and seizures. Around 80 percent of the children experienced effects that last from between 2 hours and one day, according to the study.
 


Side-Effects, poisoning, Children, edibles
Florida man had 84 bags of THC-laced gummy candy in car
06/25/2016

Officers searched Calloway’s vehicle after smelling the pot. Officers say they found 22.9 grams of hash oil, 2,320 grams of pot and 84 bags of gummy candies laced with THC. 


edibles, Florida, tampa
Edibles And Concentrates Are Red-Hot, According To Latest Numbers
06/14/2016

"The rapid growth in concentrates and edibles is the continuation of a two-year trend, as consumers increasingly prefer alternative consumption methods to smoking," BDS Analytics CEO Roy Bingham told Civilized in an e-mail. 
Also, increased are hospitalization, ER visits and vehicle fatal accidents. 


edibles, Colorado, youth
Tampa students ate marijuana candy
02/12/2016

Citrus Park, Florida -- Two students at Sergeant Smith Middle School were rushed to the hospital on Thursday after they ate marijuana-infused candy.   According to a source, the boys were given the edible marijuana that looked like Fruit Loops by a third student.


edibles, Florida, tampa
Pot Science: Top Marijuana Findings of 2015
12/29/2015

Although studies are beginning to show that some ingredients in marijuana are likely to be helpful for people with certain conditions, the findings have yet to nail down the specifics about the dose, the frequency, the best form to take (such as getting the active compounds from edible products or smoking it), the risks from frequent use, and whether marijuana works as well as or better than other available treatments, Budney said.
Usage Doubles & Addiction Doubles:  Over this 12-year period, the estimated number of U.S. adults who had used marijuana in the previous 12 months grew from 4.1 percent in 2001 to 9.5 percent in 2013. Marijuana-use disorders, which include problems with drug addiction and dependence, also rose, increasing from 1.5 percent of the adult population in 2001 to 2.9 percent in 2013, the study showed.
 
 College students smoke more pot than cigarettes: The survey found that 5.9 percent of college students said they had smoked pot 20 or more times in the past month. For comparison, 5.2 percent of students reported they had smoked cigarettes 20 or more times in the past month, according to the study. 
Inaccurate Labeling Edibles: Only 13 of the 75 tested pot food products — such as baked goods, beverages and candy — bought from dispensaries in California and Washington state had labels that accurately listed the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, 
Teen Brain:  The researchers found that teens who had smoked marijuana — even once — had smaller brain volume in the amygdala compared with teens who never tried pot.
 


Research, usage, college, Resource Paper, edibles, Teens
Washington Poison Center
12/18/2015

he Washington Poison and Drug Information Center is reporting a record number of marijuana exposures in Washington State since before recreational marijuana was legalized in 2012. The majority of calls occurred within the 13 – 19 year age range followed quickly by the 20 – 29 years of age group. The majority of exposures were a result of intentional abuse (n= 108) in ages 13 years and older followed by unintentional, unsupervised ingestion (n=36), predominantly in children less than 12 years of age. Marijuana products implicated in these exposures included but were not limited to marijuana chocolate bars, brownies, butane hash oil, marijuana-infused drinks, and marijuana gummy bears.


Washington, edibles, exposure
Miami Man Manufactured Marijuana-Laced Candy: Police
11/07/2015

Inside the home, police found drug paraphernalia, and plastic baggies containing what appeared to be pot-laced push pops, chocolate bars, and other various marijuana infused candies.


edibles, Florida
Clearing the Haze- THC Extracts
10/19/2015

Known as hash oil, wax, dabs, and shatter, concentrates deliver a high so fast and intense many users refer to them as “green crack.” One ounce of the highest potency THC concentrate can yield 560 average tokes on an electronic cigarette. In edibles, Colorado law defines an average serving of THC as 10 milligrams.

The 10-milligram serving size established by Colorado lawmakers means one 1 ounce of high-potency THC oil — the amount one adult is allowed to buy or possess at any given time — also can equal 2,800 average servings. That’s a well-stocked bakery.

Edibles make up about 45 percent of Colorado’s marijuana sales, based on state figures, and are projected to quickly surpass the sale of THC products that are smoked.


edibles, clearing the haze
Poison control: Watch for altered treats, edible marijuana
10/16/2015
edibles, Arizona
ASAM Public Policy Statement on Marijuana, Cannabinoids and Legalization
09/21/2015
  • Prenatal exposure to marijuana has been shown to be predictive of psychotic symptoms in young adulthood.
  • Monitoring the Future survey reported a five-year decline in the perceived harm of regularly smoking marijuana, from 52.4% of high school seniors to 36.1%
  • Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the United States and it is estimated that it is used by 61% of all persons suffering from a substance use disorder related to drugs other than alcohol.
  • The risk of developing addiction associated with cannabis use has been reported to increase to about 17% among those who start using marijuana in adolescence, and to 25-50% among those who smoke marijuana daily.
  • Smoke from marijuana combustion has been shown to contain a number of carcinogens and cocarcinogens, as well as many of the toxins, irritants, and carcinogens as tobacco smoke. 
  • Marijuana-infused edibles account for 45% of the legal marijuana marketplace.
  • AMA Marijuana has a high potential for abuse. It has no scientifically proven, currently accepted medical use for preventing or treating any disease process in the United States.

 

Number Using Opioids and Marijuana on the Rise

Chart: Colorado among states with growing heroin, prescription drug abuse problem 

Consistent with the past, in 2014 still only 47 percent of operators involved in traffic deaths were tested for drug impairment.

 


Pregnancy, addiction, cigarettes, edibles, Research, Studies
Pot death: Teen leaps 4 stories after eating marijuana cookie
07/26/2015

Over the next few hours, the man showed erratic speech and hostile behaviors, the report said. About 2.5 hours after he ate the whole cookie, he jumped off a balcony on the fourth floor of his building, and died from trauma from the fall, the report said.


youth, edibles, Death
Notes from the Field: Death Following Ingestion of an Edible Marijuana Product — Colorado, March 2014
07/24/2015
Death, edibles, Colorado, CDC
A Bust for Medical Marijauna
07/12/2015

A separate analysis of edible marijuana found that many products laced with pot, such as drinks, baked goods and candy, misrepresent the potency of THC, the active ingredient on the labels. Only 13 of 75 products tested were accurately labeled, making reads of their potency and its effects little more than a guessing game.
Celebrating the medical benefits, if any, of marijuana has been an effective ruse to win social acceptance for getting high. This was thoroughly predictable, and now it’s clear that the organized pot heads have been blowing smoke at us.


Medical, edibles, news article
THC extracts concentrate problems
06/24/2015

Peer-reviewed journal Clinical Pediatrics, found that between 2006 and 2013, the marijuana exposure rate rose 147.5 percent among children age 5 and under. In that same period, the rate rose nearly 610 percent in states that sanctioned medical marijuana before 2000, the year Colorado followed suit.

Employers, law enforcement officials, educators and addiction treatment providers say Colorado has cooked up a poorly regulated THC-food fiasco that crisscrosses the country with the ease of exporting gummy bears in glove compartments, pockets and handbags. For taxpayers, the growing edibles market means an array of social costs — including hospitalizations, traffic accidents, school dropouts and lost work productivity — that state and federal officials haven’t fully investigated, estimated and made public.

 


Colorado, edibles, social costs, green crack
Many Medical Marijuana Edibles May Have Inaccurate Labels
06/23/2015

The majority of the products we tested were inaccurately labeled," said study author Ryan Vandrey, of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.


edibles, Potency
Analytical 360
06/19/2015
edibles
Man fatally shoots himself after eating 5 marijuana candies
03/30/2015
Colorado-0, Death, edibles
Marijuana Edibles Blamed For Keystone Death
03/25/2015
Colorado-0, Death, edibles
Deputies: Marijuana-laced brownies hospitalize 4 Spruce Creek High students
03/17/2015
edibles, emergency room, Florida
'Twixed' and 'Munchy'? Candylike Marijuana Could Endanger Kids
03/13/2015

Because many of these products are packaged to mimic popular candies, they may be attractive to kids, MacCoun said. "There's the concern that young children will find these products and eat them, thinking they are ordinary sweets," MacCoun told Live Science. "This can be a very traumatic experience, and there are even some indications it can be physically dangerous for young children,


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400 pounds of marijuana chocolate bars seized on I-70
02/14/2015
edibles, Missouri
Edibles found in Colorado Schools
02/11/2015

tudents, parents, teachers and school administrators are finding it increasingly more difficult to protect Colorado youth while at school with nearly 300 different types of edibles on the market.


edibles, Colorado-0, SMART, news video clip
Cannabis Tea
02/05/2015
trends, tea, edibles
Stem Tea
02/05/2015

Warnings: Stem tea may not relieve your medical condition, but it might make you a bit happy. If you substitute medical marijuana buds and leaves for the stems, you will get very happy, and you will be very tired when the happiness dissipates. The resulting feeling you get from making medicinal stem tea may take between 30 to 50 minutes to hit you, so drink just a small amount and wait before re-dosing.

 


trends, tea, edibles
Summit County marijuana shops react to proposed limits on edibles
10/19/2014

OVERCONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA THROUGH EDIBLES IS AN ISSUE FOR PEOPLE OF ANY AGE, KIDS OR ADULTS, SAID DAWN MLATECEK, OWNER OF THE FRISCO DISPENSARY HERBAL BLISS, WHERE EDIBLES MAKE UP 30 TO 40 PERCENT OF SALES. SHE CAN’T BELIEVE LOOKALIKE PACKAGING WENT AS FAR AS IT DID.
“THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY WHO NEED TO REALIZE THAT ALTHOUGH THAT’S FUNNY AND IT’S COOL, THERE IS A DOWNSIDE TO THAT,” SHE SAID. “WE’RE SEEING IT RIGHT NOW.”


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Everything you need to know about marijuana edibles
10/19/2014

A single 50 milligram inhalation of high-potency cannabis oil (a “dab”) can deliver a dose equal to over four joints of Mexican commercial weed from the Seventies.

  • 2 mg: threshold of psychoactivity for infrequent users. Very little to no impairment.
  • 2.5 mg: most report psychoactivity equal to a glass of wine or a beer. Doses in this range are popular for social anxiety, encouraging the munchies, and focus.
  • 5 mg: nearly all occasional users will note significant psychoactivity. Significant appetite stimulation. Mild psychoactivity, akin to two to three glasses of wine.
  • 10 mg: Strong psychoactivity for most occasional users. Significant distraction from pain. This dose is often recommended by physicians to stem nausea from chemotherapy.
  • 15 mg: Most occasional users report uncomfortable levels of psychoactivity at this dose. Regular users of cannabis do not.
  • 1000 mg: the most potent edible available in California dispensaries. This is ten times the maximum THC content of the edibles permitted by law to be sold in 
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Marijuana edibles popularity concerns doctors
09/22/2014
edibles, candy, legalization, Children
Marijuana Infused Frozen Pizza Is Every Lazy Stoner’s Dream Come True
09/12/2014
edibles, pizza, infused
Legalise cannabis – and children will pay the price
07/07/2014

The emerging marijuana industry in Colorado is trying to appeal to teenagers by offering cannabis-infused soda, chocolate taffy and jujubes.


youth, mafia, Potency, Colorado, edibles
Don't Harsh Our Mellow Dude
06/04/2014

No telling the potency of the "candy" this unsuspecting person consumed.  How many children are innocently eating this dangerous drug?


Colorado-0, edibles, unintended consequences
A Look Inside Colorado’s Pot Industry
03/30/2014

We welcomed in a new industry that knowingly promotes an addictive and harmful substance SO THAT PEOPLE COULD MAKE MONEY. The business of business is to make money and when there is money to be made people will signup no matter how messed up the means are. 
For these businesses to continue making the huge money they are making they will need to do two things: 1) engage new users, 2) convert current users to more frequent users.
Our weed in Colorado is so strong (20-30 percent THC in its smoked form) that we have a strain called “green crack.”
Our concentrates, which are advertised aggressively, are 80-90 percent THC, and are often smoked on a super-heated needle and puts the smoker on their back with one hit.  Our edibles come in gummies, fruit sodas, suckers, candy and yummy looking baked goods that are so potent that a single pot brownie in Colorado comes with a warning that it has to be cut into fourths before consuming.


Colorado-0, edibles, Potency
Pot candy 'geared toward children' seized at San Clemente checkpoint
03/07/2014

Pot candy


candy, border, california, edibles
Vets seeing more dogs eating edible marijuana
02/25/2014

There’s no antidote for marijuana but Fitzgerald said those worried about a pet’s recent exposure have a limited amount of time to take action before it’s too late.


pets, edibles, vet
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