Study Shows That Children Absorb Chemicals From Secondhand Cannabis Smoke

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A study authored by pediatrician Dr. Karen Wilson that involved 43 Colorado children aged one month to two years old who were hospitalized for bronchitis suggests children absorb chemicals from secondhand marijuana smoke. Researchers sent urine samples to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and found 16% of the samples contained low levels of marijuana metabolites, and 75% of the children whose caregivers admitted they had been exposed to marijuana tested positive for traces of cannabis. There is little scientific information concerning the health effects of low traces of cannabis metabolites in children, but parents should keep their cannabis at a safe distance from their children until more research is conducted.

There are also other methods of intake available that do not involve inhalation or the release of smoke or vapor, which include edibles, tinctures, juices or topicals. If you're testing out new vehicles of administration and you're not sure how it will effect your dosing regimen, remember to journal daily on our app! In this way, you'll be able to see how this change affects your symptom relief. Through journaling, you will be able to look back at your new routine to determine whether or not this change in vehicles positively or negatively affected your medical marijuana dosing experience.

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