By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) — As more U.S. states legalize marijuana, the number of preschoolers accidentally eating cannabis “edibles” is rising in tandem, a new study shows.
In the past five years, U.S. poison control centers have witnessed a whopping 14-fold increase in calls about youngsters who got their hands on marijuana edibles.
In 2017, there were just 207 cases reported nationally. By 2021, that had ballooned to over 3,000.
None of the incidents were fatal, and many children had mild symptoms like excessive sleepiness. But 36% were treated in an emergency room, and nearly 23% had to…