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(WFSB Connecticut)   The numbers of toddlers hospitalized for marijuana overdose is surging. It says something that not a single one of them has died from it yet   (wfsb.com) divider line 273
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2013-06-26 09:48:13 AM  
Man, what is in this shiat, man?

Mostly Maui Waui man, but it's got some toddler in it.
 
2013-06-26 09:49:05 AM  

Sybarite: Man, what is in this shiat, man?

Mostly Maui Waui man, but it's got some toddler in it.


You mean we're smokin' toddler shiat, man?!
 
2013-06-26 09:56:33 AM  
In 2012, the center saw 10 cases where young children showed signs of marijuana exposure. In the first six months of this year, it's already seen 10 cases.

Holy shiat, that means it's on track to nearly double that amount this year!

I mean, it's not like roughly 60,000 children are admitted every year for prescription pill overdoses. That's not a big deal at all when we're talking upwards of TWENTY overdoses on a drug that can NOT kill.
 
2013-06-26 10:01:04 AM  
If they are scared about medical marijuana ODs, wait until they hear about the new, designer drug Tylenol and all the ODs it causes!  People just give this stuff to their kids... and it comes in grape flavor!
 
2013-06-26 10:03:00 AM  
They could get high sodium levels from all the Doritos.  That's not healthy.
 
2013-06-26 10:38:59 AM  
Hello, 911.  Brap jr. ate my fifteen pound bale of sweetleaf I was saving for my inevitable decent into cancer and glaucoma and I fear his level of consciousness is getting critically high!  He just told me that "for the first time, he could like, really SEE," and that "Everything is art, man."

Should I induce vomiting, or just have him deconstruct  Yo Gabba Gabba! reruns until he comes down?
 
2013-06-26 11:00:13 AM  
How can you even tell if your toddler is high? My toddler sounds high like 50% of the time.

"The cat is playing with the dog and they're playing and I did art today and then run on the bicycle and where's Teddy?"
"See the squirrel? It's in the tree eating nuts Daddy, it's there and there's a bird and it's so happy."
"Why is my head green? My head is green. ABCDEFG..."
 
2013-06-26 11:20:43 AM  

bdub77: How can you even tell if your toddler is high? My toddler sounds high like 50% of the time.

"The cat is playing with the dog and they're playing and I did art today and then run on the bicycle and where's Teddy?"
"See the squirrel? It's in the tree eating nuts Daddy, it's there and there's a bird and it's so happy."
"Why is my head green? My head is green. ABCDEFG..."


I think if I could tell if mine became lethargic.  The more tired they are the more hyper they are, it boggles the mind.
 
2013-06-26 11:23:28 AM  
Subby, are you Stoned again?
 
2013-06-26 11:23:49 AM  
I bet the number of infants suffocating in an empty Cheetos bag is on the rise.
 
2013-06-26 11:25:35 AM  
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2013-06-26 11:26:16 AM  
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W-W-Weed is a g-g-gateway d-drug that leads to-
WHO STOLE MAH BEER???
 
2013-06-26 11:27:19 AM  

EvilEgg: I think if I could tell if mine became lethargic. The more tired they are the more hyper they are, it boggles the mind.


SLEEP MUST NOT WIN. TODAY IS AWESOME AND WILL LAST FOREVER AND SLEEP WILL NOT PREVAIL!
 
2013-06-26 11:29:37 AM  
Kids finds your stash - sleepy kid

Kids finds a few Tylenol on the floor - dead kid
 
2013-06-26 11:30:27 AM  
What does it say? The parents aren't trying hard enough!
 
2013-06-26 11:30:42 AM  

Sybarite: Man, what is in this shiat, man?

Mostly Maui Waui man, but it's got some toddler in it.


I dont know why the rest of you are still posting.  We were done here in one.
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2013-06-26 11:32:52 AM  
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/Kitty likes the brownies too
 
2013-06-26 11:33:00 AM  
A common unintentional overdose in young children involves multi-vitamins containing iron. Iron is a component of the hemoglobin molecule in blood, used to transport oxygen to living cells. When taken in small amounts, iron allows the body to replenish hemoglobin, but in large amounts it causes severe pH imbalances in the body. If this overdose is not treated with chelation therapy, it can lead to death or permanent coma.

Multi-vitamins more dangerous than marijuana.
 
2013-06-26 11:33:33 AM  

scottydoesntknow: In 2012, the center saw 10 cases where young children showed signs of marijuana exposure. In the first six months of this year, it's already seen 10 cases.

Holy shiat, that means it's on track to nearly double that amount this year!

I mean, it's not like roughly 60,000 children are admitted every year for prescription pill overdoses. That's not a big deal at all when we're talking upwards of TWENTY overdoses on a drug that can NOT kill.


20 overdoses at one hospital.

But go ahead, drug your baby into a coma if that's how you get your rocks off.
 
2013-06-26 11:34:19 AM  
Is this real life?
 
2013-06-26 11:36:22 AM  
A testament to excellent ER care?
 
2013-06-26 11:36:56 AM  

nmemkha: Kids finds your stash - sleepy kid

Kids finds a few Tylenol on the floor - dead kid


Who the fark keeps Tylenol on the floor?  Oh right, a pothead.
 
2013-06-26 11:37:59 AM  

uncleacid: Is this real life?


Or is this just fantasy...
 
2013-06-26 11:39:05 AM  

nmemkha: Kids finds your stash - sleepy kid

Kids finds a few Tylenol on the floor - dead kid


As a daily toker I admit its quite possible that large doses of Mary Jane could have long term negative consequences to a young, developing brain.


/why does Fark hate ipads?

 
2013-06-26 11:40:21 AM  
Overdose seems like a misnomer.. dose I think would be a better description for ingesting any amount of pot.
 
2013-06-26 11:40:48 AM  
I've never heard the term 'medibles' before.  A guy I know who indulges in the herb just calls it a brownie packed with lazies.
 
2013-06-26 11:40:58 AM  

jaytkay: 20 overdoses at one hospital.

But go ahead, drug your baby into a coma if that's how you get your rocks off.


but...dude...isn't there only like what...five?...hospitals?  Ever?  Even if they all see 20, that's still like what...90?  That's not even a hundred, man - not a single one dead!
 
PJ-
2013-06-26 11:43:14 AM  
Wow, these articles are getting pretty humorous actually.  It almost seems like there is a crusade against medical marijuana, and articles like these, to me anyways, will have the opposite effect.  With these toddlers, they ingest some medical marijuana, and there has been 0 fatalities.  Meanwhile, prescription drugs accidentally ingested by a toddler can very easily cause a fatality (i'm going with this because i'm too lazy to find citations of kids dieing from accidental prescription drug ingestion).

Then there is an article like this one, where it shows that chronic use can cause learning difficulties.  While sounding scary at first, it later goes on to say those effects have been shown to reverse when use of marijuana stops.  So what I take from it, is damage caused by marijuana can be reversed if use stops.  Meanwhile, prescription drugs have been known to have a list of side effects, including permanent damage to internal organs.

I guess the fear of black men stealing our white women is still too great for people to give marijuana a fair chance and classify it similar to alcohol.
 
2013-06-26 11:43:28 AM  
I bet their mother's nipples are sore...
 
2013-06-26 11:44:27 AM  
any fool with a dick can be a daddy
 
2013-06-26 11:46:35 AM  

skullkrusher: any fool with a dick can be a daddy


you're living proof.
 
2013-06-26 11:46:36 AM  

factoryconnection: If they are scared about medical marijuana ODs, wait until they hear about the new, designer drug Tylenol and all the ODs it causes!  People just give this stuff to their kids... and it comes in grape flavor!


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LeroyBourne: I've never heard the term 'medibles' before.  A guy I know who indulges in the herb just calls it a brownie packed with lazies.


Reporters/journalists like creating new words. They think it somehow gives their writing more credibility.
 
2013-06-26 11:46:54 AM  
Best thing to give a toddler to keep him quiet is a hit of acid and an electric guitar.
 
2013-06-26 11:47:01 AM  
Really? How hard is it to keep your stash away from your toddler? Bad parenting and poor form, stoner parents.

/mine is locked up in the medicine cabinet, with the other stuff I don't want my kids eating
//before I had kids I did lose a bag to my dog once though...
 
2013-06-26 11:47:51 AM  

bdub77: skullkrusher: any fool with a dick can be a daddy

you're living proof.


well said. Of course, my son doesn't get hospitalized from ingesting my MJ stash. Primarily because I don't have one but if I did, he wouldn't be getting a hold on it.

Anything else to offer?
 
2013-06-26 11:47:59 AM  

wambu: A testament to excellent ER care?


I've been to a couple shows....ER would have been helpful for a few people.

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2013-06-26 11:49:15 AM  
Huh.

Marijuana (which, yes, I use know a guy who uses sometimes) was always a drug for when I he didn't have anything better to do today. I mean, it wasn't like it put me him in a coma or anything, but I he definitely wasn't going to hop in the car and run errands, or start painting the house.

If I had kids running around who needed supervision and might need to be driven to the emergency room at a moment's notice (I was... a clumsy child), I think I'd probably stay sober. I certainly wouldn't want to be doing father-son weekend activities (zoo, park, rollerblading, power tools, whatever) while high.

My parents, uncles, and aunts, spent most of the late '70s and early '80s wasted, drunk, high, etc. When they had kids, that stopped.
 
2013-06-26 11:49:26 AM  

blatz514: wambu: A testament to excellent ER care?

I've been to a couple shows....ER would have been helpful for a few people.

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Jesus rock stylings get violent sometimes.
 
2013-06-26 11:50:23 AM  
There hasn't been any that have died from smoking cigarettes yet either, but subby's rationale of associated mortality rates to indicate whether or not it's a good practice is like saying only 1 out of 6 Russian Roulette players die so it must be ok to do it.

Here's a revolver, subby.  Get started.
 
2013-06-26 11:50:35 AM  

js34603: Really? How hard is it to keep your stash away from your toddler? Bad parenting and poor form, stoner parents.

/mine is locked up in the medicine cabinet, with the other stuff I don't want my kids eating
//before I had kids I did lose a bag to my dog once though...


Precisely. Well, except I don't my friend doesn't have a dog.
 
2013-06-26 11:51:05 AM  

nmemkha: Kids finds your stash - sleepy kid

Kids finds a few Tylenol on the floor - dead kid


Kid finds a few tylenol on the floor, he gets watched for a few hours and maybe gets a dose of n-actyl-cystine if he meets the toxicity monogram.

Kid takes a few norvasc off the floor, he ends up dead.
 
2013-06-26 11:52:59 AM  
It's not an overdose, it's just a dose. There is no overdosing with that drug.
 
2013-06-26 11:53:27 AM  
FTFA:
"I remember one case where a child ended up getting a lumbar puncture, a CAT scan. And about a day into it, a half a day into it, ended up getting a drug screen, which is something we don't normally do on a one-year-old," said Dr. Frank LoVecchio, who is the co-medical director at the poison center.

Any medical oriented farkers want to explain why they would do a lumbar puncture for a marijuana overdose? A drug screen? Don't they already know he's high on the MJ?
It seems the only damage caused is by the invasive medical "professionals."
 
2013-06-26 11:55:39 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: It's not an overdose, it's just a dose. There is no overdosing with that drug.


What.

The problem is that altered mental status on a child is going to get a painful, expensive, and potentially harmful workup done on a child, including quite possibly a spinal tap, to ensure the child doesn't have a metabolic derangement or infectious process going on that is causing it, and will result in it's death.

And also, yes. There can be side effects with any drug, even weed. You probably don't want to let your kid near it if he or she is schizophrenic, for example.

So, seriously. Keep your weed stashed safe. It'll impress people.
 
2013-06-26 11:56:06 AM  

wumpus: A common unintentional overdose in young children involves multi-vitamins containing iron. Iron is a component of the hemoglobin molecule in blood, used to transport oxygen to living cells. When taken in small amounts, iron allows the body to replenish hemoglobin, but in large amounts it causes severe pH imbalances in the body. If this overdose is not treated with chelation therapy, it can lead to death or permanent coma.

Multi-vitamins more dangerous than marijuana.


A few gallons of water are more dangerous than marijuana.  More dangerous than LSD too.  Drink a few gallons of water and you will likely die.  Chug a gallon of LSD...and your going on a trip...see you next year.  Only danger is what you might or might not eat.  Back when I was actually bothering with college I read an article about a group of hedonist partying types in Brittain who took a combined ungodly amount of LSD in one sitting, were talking in the tens of thousands of hits in liquid form.  Didnt kill em.  They just tripped hard as balls for like 6 weeks in a hospital.  Turns out your body doesnt actually over react to higher dosages and make you "trip harder", it just stores the unused amount in your body and uses it up as body processes the previous dosages.  So you only trip so hard, and then....you just trip loooooonger the more you take.   ODing? really hard to do on LSD.  Physically, pretty damn safe.  Mentally....hehhaaah, well.
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2013-06-26 11:56:14 AM  
I'm not surprised this is happening. Those little bastards are always bogarting.
 
2013-06-26 11:56:33 AM  

boarch: Any medical oriented farkers want to explain why they would do a lumbar puncture for a marijuana overdose? A drug screen? Don't they already know he's high on the MJ?
It seems the only damage caused is by the invasive medical "professionals."


To rule out the possibility of meningitis. They'll also end up getting a CT Scan to eliminate the possibility of having a bleed or increased intracranial pressure.
 
2013-06-26 11:57:22 AM  
Weed is not going to kill a child, so it has that going for it, but it still has potential to cause harm (even if it's temporary). I agree that pretty much every other drug (legal or otherwise) has much more dire consequences than weed in an "overdose" scenario.

But I think everyone can agree that ALL drugs, regardless of lethality, should be kept far away from kids.

It would be one thing if your 12 year old got into your stash of pot brownies on purpose, but a toddler? That's just carelessness on the part of the parent, even if you're stoned, it's really not difficult to keep things out of reach of a freaking 2 year old.

/occasional smoker
//has enough sense to not do it anywhere near my kid and keep my stash hidden away where he can neither see it nor get into it (hopefully this is still true once he reaches his teens!)
 
2013-06-26 11:58:00 AM  

hardinparamedic: HotWingConspiracy: It's not an overdose, it's just a dose. There is no overdosing with that drug.

What.

The problem is that altered mental status on a child is going to get a painful, expensive, and potentially harmful workup done on a child, including quite possibly a spinal tap, to ensure the child doesn't have a metabolic derangement or infectious process going on that is causing it, and will result in it's death.


Sounds like that would be the fault of the hospital staff.

And also, yes. There can be side effects with any drug, even weed. You probably don't want to let your kid near it if he or she is schizophrenic, for example.

I never brought up side effects, but ok.

So, seriously. Keep your weed stashed safe. It'll impress people.

I'd rather just stay away from children. They're terrible people.
 
2013-06-26 11:58:20 AM  
Marijuana users call them "medibles."

I've never heard that term before, only heard them called edibles.
 
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