Growing Public Health Concern: Unintentional Ingestion of Edible Cannabis in Toddlers

THC-infused edibles such as gummies resemble children’s candy and inappropriate storage places young children at risk of ingestion and toxic effects. In this viewpoint, the authors call for immediate action to change the current trajectory of unintentional pediatric ingestion of edible cannabis products. Pediatric clinicians are at the forefront of this crisis and can change this trajectory. Standardized screening tools are practical for pediatric injury prevention; use of these would provide opportunities to identify, intervene, and prevent future unintentional ingestions for children at risk. Advocacy to protect children is also required, looking at packaging, doses, and forms of cannabis that are being sold.

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