Marijuana emergency department visits for children, teens and young adults have spiked since the start of the pandemic more than three years ago, according to new data from the CDC.
This reported jump in cannabis-involved hospital admissions comes after a pre-2019 increase in youth emergency department visits, as pot legalization expanded across the country.
Then during the pandemic, the marijuana hospital visits among young people went even higher. The CDC said this week that large spikes in hospital visit rates were reported among children 10 years old and younger, and kids ages 11 to 14.
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