An analysis of unintentional edible cannabis exposures in children < 6 years old from the National Poison Data System, during the years 2017-2021, looked at trends and clinical outcomes. They also compared the exposures before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Which age group range had the highest risk of cannabis exposure?
Children 2-3 years old. The authors attributed this to their ability to open containers and climbing ability.
Tweet MS, Nemanich A, Wahl M. Pediatric Edible Cannabis Exposures and Acute Toxicity: 2017-2021. Pediatrics. 2023 Feb 1;151(2):e2022057761. doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057761. PMID: 36594224.
Contributed by: Kirk Cumpston