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<< Pediatric Ingestions: Emergency Department Management (Pharmacology CME)

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Marijuana Exposure

Increasing use of medical or recreational marijuana in the United States has raised concern for increased risk of ingestion by children. Numerous case reports and case series describe pediatric patients with altered mental status, ataxia, and respiratory insufficiency following cannabis ingestion.107,108 A retrospective study demonstrated increasing pediatric exposures as the number of states in which marijuana is legal has increased.108 

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