Pediatric Concerns Due to Expanded Cannabis Use: Unintended Consequences of Legalization

@article{Wang2016PediatricCD,
  title={Pediatric Concerns Due to Expanded Cannabis Use: Unintended Consequences of Legalization},
  author={George Sam Wang},
  journal={Journal of Medical Toxicology},
  year={2016},
  volume={13},
  pages={99-105}
}
An “unintended consequence” of marijuana legalization is the impact on the pediatric population. From prenatal exposure to unintentional childhood exposures, through concerns of adolescence abuse and marijuana use for medicinal indications in children, marijuana exposure can affect pediatric patients at every stage in childhood. Regardless of the stage or reason of exposure, concerns exist about short-term and long-term consequences in a child’s physical and mental health. The use of… CONTINUE READING