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Study: More children accidentally ingest marijuana following legalization

Just last week, the New Hampshire Senate voted 18-6 in favor of legislation that would allow individuals in the Granite State who suffer from certain health conditions to use marijuana as a form of treatment under the supervision of a doctor. Although this is great news for many residents who have been able to enhance their quality of life by using the drug for medicinal purposes, there are some potential unintended consequences that people should be wary of.

According to HealthDay News, a team of researchers in Colorado - a state that has led the way in marijuana decriminalization - recently discovered that since the drug became legalized, there have been more instances of children accidentally consuming it in the form of cookies, candies and beverages and ending up in the hospital.

"We are seeing increases in exposure to marijuana in young pediatric patients, and they have more severe symptoms than we typically associate with marijuana," said Dr. George Sam Wang, a lead researcher at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, according to HealthDay News. "We hadn't seen these exposures before the big boom of the medical marijuana industry."

As the Granite State gets closer to legalizing medical marijuana, it will be important for people who use the drug to keep it away from kids.

If you have been accused of any crime involving this drug, be sure you have the best legal team on your side of the courtroom. Working with an experienced New Hampshire lawyer can ensure that you don't unnecessarily suffer under the strict marijuana laws the state currently has in place.

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