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6 students at a California elementary school were taken to the hospital after eating cannabis-laced Cheetos: report

Six students were taken to the hospital after eating cannabis-laced Cheetos at a California elementary school on Thursday, several outlets reported. KTLA reported that deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call about students suffering from food-related illnesses at Enchanted Elementary School in Perris, California, at around 11:30 a.m.. An investigation showed

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Varied Presentations of Pediatric Patients With Positive Cannabinoid Tests

Cannabis (marijuana) is one of the most abused drugs worldwide. The past decade has seen an increase in the legalization of cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use. As of June 2021, 36 states allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and that number is expected to increase with additional states considering legalization in

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‘Alarming’ Number of NY Teens are ‘Overdosing’ on Weed in HV

Officials from the Hudson Valley continue to worry after a number of high school students were hospitalized from marijuana use. Last week, several Pine Bush High School students were transported to the hospital due to drug use. “The health consequences were serious, but they have recovered and are getting support from their families,” Pine Bush’s interim

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Teen suffers apparent overdose from fentanyl-laced marijuana at Connecticut high school, police say

Police responded to Bloomfield High School at 10:48 a.m. Thursday following reports of an apparent drug overdose. The 16-year-old student was given first aid by responding officers and staff, including “administering multiple doses” of Narcan, which is used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose. He was transported to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and

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Recent Trends in Marijuana-Related Hospital Encounters in Young Children

Multiple states have passed legislation permitting marijuana use. The impact of legalization on trends in hospital encounters for marijuana exposures in young children across states remains unknown. This study, published in Academic Pediatrics in July 2021, aims to describe trends in marijuana-related hospital encounters over time in children <6 years and assess the association of

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Sentinel Surveillance of Substance-Related Poisonings in Canada: Spotlight on Cannabis

Substance-related poisonings and injuries in Canada have received increasing attention in recent years due to emerging public health concerns, such as the opioid overdose crisis, the introduction of synthetic cannabinoids to the illicit market and the emergence of electronic cigarettes/vaping products on the Canadian market. Furthermore, there has been a general increase in substance-related hospitalizations

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WADA Executive Committee Approves 2023 Prohibited List

On September 23, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Executive Committee (ExCo) held its second meeting of the year in Sydney, Australia. ExCo members, some of whom attended in person and others virtually, were updated on WADA’s progress on key priorities, took a number of decisions – the main ones being summarized below – and made

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Doctors Inform Parents of Marijuana Use Linked to Youth Mental Health

Dr. Roneet Lev, with Scripps Hospital Emergency Room, wants to make sure parents and youth are making informed decisions and understand the risks. During Thursday’s event, doctors laid out the relationship between marijuana use and youth mental health. Lev warned that cannabis use is a suicide risk factor for people under the age of 25.

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