Colorado (KWWL) – The state of Colorado is seeing an increase in marijuana-related emergency room visits as the state has legalized the drug.
Health records indicate that nearly 10,000 patients were admitted to the emergency room in a single hospital between 2012 and 2016. The researchers explain that the increasing number of hospital visits is due to excessive consumption of marijuana products. Experts suggest that people tend to consume more cannabis-based products because it takes longer to produce a high.
In addition, experts believe that there are ways to reduce the recent rise in hospital visits related to marijuana. These include: prevention, policies and public information on the harmful effects of cannabis.