Marijuana health trends mostly positive but still bear watching
Overall marijuana-related hospitalizations have increased since 2008
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Marijuana-related emergency room visits dropped, accidental poisonings are down and recreational marijuana failed to bring a much-feared spike in adolescent pot use. The results were detailed in the latest report by the Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee - a group of epidemiologists, toxicologists, psychiatrists, physicians and public health officials studying health-related marijuana trends in Colorado. The state's chief toxicologist, Mike Van Dyke, called the trends "encouraging," because it signaled that education campaigns by either the state or the marijuana industry appear to be resonating with users."