Will Governor Whitmer Now Ban Marijuana Edibles?
Governor Whitmer wants to ban flavored nicotine vaping products, will she ban marijuana edibles?
More and more children are ending up in the emergency room due to eating marijuana edibles.
According to Dr. Cynthia Aaron, the medical director for the Michigan Poison Center at Wayne State University, reports of intoxication in very young children from ingesting marijuana edibles is spiking.
According to data from the Center, there were six cases of children who ate a marijuana edible in 2017 and that number skyrocketed 766% to 46 cases in 2018. To date this year there has been 59 children exposed to marijuana edibles reported to the center, another year of blowing past the 46 reported last year.
Dr. Cynthia Aaron from the Michigan Poison Center at Wayne State University said:
Little kids, kids under six can get very ill...They mostly are confused, they may become comatose, they may walk around like they are drunk, and we have had a number of them end up on a breathing machine.
She went on to say:
Part of the problem is you bring home a Rice Krispies treat, and the dose for an adult is a third or a half...And the child sees a Rice Krispies treat, and they eat the whole thing.
Will Governor Whitmer and all who support the ban via a stroke of a pen flavored nicotine vaping products support the banning of all marijuana edibles. The Governor stated she wants to ban flavored nicotine vaping products due to teenagers getting sick by illegally using them. She wants to ban these flavored vaping products with no hard data pointing to what is causing the problems in these teenagers and adults. We definitely have hard data on what is making these young children sick and that is marijuana edibles.
Is it time to ban marijuana edibles to protect our young children?