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Mother called in and said that her child ate unknown number of THC-8 gummies, a cannabis edible. The child's symptoms included throwing up, and lethargy. Since the child was really young the specialist in poison information advised the mom to had take the child to the hospital just for observation. After observation, the child felt better and was sent home.

Consuming cannabis edibles can produce a longer-lasting and more potent effect compared to smoking or vaping, but it also has a slower onset time Cannabis edibles affect children differently than adults. If you have any edibles in the home to store them up and away from children.

DEA Take Back Day

DEA Take Back Day is on April 22, 2023.This event is intended to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of expired medication.

The DEA is committed to keeping all communities healthier by providing education about potential abuse of medications. It puts a halt on getting unused medications in the wrong hands.

Many places participate on DEA Take Back Day, you can find the nearest location by clicking here.

4/20 and Cannabis

The origin of 4/20 as a symbol for cannabis culture dates back to a group of high school students in San Rafael, California who called themselves "the Waldos." The Waldos would often gather at 4:20 p.m. to smoke cannabis together, and eventually began using "4:20" as a code word for cannabis among themselves. The term then spread throughout their social circle and beyond, eventually becoming a widely recognized symbol for cannabis use.

Cannabis contains over 100 compounds known as cannabinoids, which interact with the body's endocannabinoid system to produce a wide range of effects. One of the most well-known cannabinoids is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis.

In many parts of the world, cannabis is used for recreational purposes. It is often smoked or vaporized, and the effects can vary depending on the strain and potency of the plant. Some people report feeling relaxed, euphoric, and sociable after using cannabis, while others may experience anxiety, paranoia, or other adverse effects.

It is important to note that cannabis use can have both short-term and long-term effects on the brain and body. Short-term effects can include impaired memory, attention, and coordination, while long-term use may be associated with a range of health problems, including respiratory issues and mental health disorders.

While excessive consumption of cannabis can lead to negative effects, like impaired coordination, memory impairment, and altered judgment, it is important to note that these effects are generally temporary and not life-threatening. The severity and likelihood of these negative effects can vary depending on individual factors such as genetics, frequency, duration of use, and method of consumption.

If you have any questions about cannabis or its potential adverse effects, call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222.

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