The kids, as they say, are all on the pot, listening to their rock ‘n roll, and drag racing down their cul-de-sacs. But there’s a twist! These pot-crazed, drag racing youths are not high because they were convinced by some local rapscallion to “just toke on some reefer” — they accidentally ingested a marijuana-infused baked good, thinking, perhaps, that they were enjoying a harmlessly cloying cookie or individual-sized cake snack.
A new study released Monday the JAMA Pediatrics revealed that Colorado’s recently liberalized marijuana laws are having what perhaps should be an obvious effect on small children too guileless and hungry to differentiate between weed cookies and cookie cookies: more young children are being treated for accidentally eating marijuana-laced baked goods. Researchers compared the number of children treated at the Children’s Hospital Colorado emergency department for ingesting marijuana before and after the modification of Colorado’s drug laws in 2009. Want to guess what they found?