By Jazz Wolfe
Oklahoma Watch 

Edibles are main cause of Oklahoma marijuana overdoses, accidental consumption


In 2022, 583 cases of accidental marijuana consumption were reported to the Oklahoma Poison Center. Almost half involved a child under 6 and most involved edibles.

Accidental consumption and overdoses rose dramatically in Oklahoma after the state legalized the drug for medicinal use in 2018. According to data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there was a 253% increase in discharges from Oklahoma hospitals for marijuana overdose between 2017 and 2021.

Packaging for edible products tends to be appealing to children, particularly because it often looks like candy, said Annette Jac...

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