What is the effect of cannabis legalization on the frequency of poisoning by synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists (SCRAs)?
Researchers using AAPCC NPDS data compared SCRA poisoning rates in states with permissive versus restrictive legal status for cannabis in 2016 through 2019. Although SCRA poisonings generally declined, the decline was nearly 3 times greater in states with permissive laws regarding cannabis use.
Klein TA, Dilley JA, Graves JM, Liebelt EL. Synthetic cannabinoid poisonings and access to the legal cannabis market: findings from US national poison centre data 2016–2019. Clin Toxicol 2022; DOI: 10.1080/15563650.2022.2099887
Contributed by: Michael Mullins, MD