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Study: Marijuana Exposure Can Be Harmful to Small Children

Jun 8, 2015

A new study indicates small children are exposed to marijuana at a higher rate in states where the substance is legal.

Henry Spiller is the head of the Poison Center at Nationwide Children's and co-author of the study. He says in states where marijuana food products are available, exposed children present a range of reactions.

“If you have a three-year old and he suddenly confused, hallucinating, his heart rates up, he tachycardic, we’re concerned. But again, we’ve seen them all the way to seizures and coma,” Spiller said.   

Spiller says marijuana products need to be regulated, labeled and locked away in order to protect young children.