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Edible Cannabis Legalization and Unintentional Poisonings in Children

Canadian data show that legalization of cannabis for adults has been associated with increased hospitalizations for unintentional cannabis poisoning in children, mostly after legalization of cannabis edibles.

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Daniel T. Myran, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Peter Tanuseputro, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Nathalie Auger, M.D.
University of Montreal Hospital Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada

Lauren Konikoff, M.A.
Robert Talarico, M.Sc.
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Yaron Finkelstein, M.D.
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

Funding and Disclosures

Supported by a grant from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, which was funded by the Cannabis Research Initiative, Substance Use and Addictions Program, Health Canada.

Disclosure forms provided by the authors are available with the full text of this letter at NEJM.org.

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