Keep marijuana edibles out of your child’s reach

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal at UConn Health on Jan. 17, 2023 for press conference with CT Attorney General William Tong, Dr. Suzanne Doyon of the CT Poison Control Center based at UConn Health, UConn School of Medicine Pediatrician Dr. Jody Terranova, and Interim CEO Dr. Bruce T. Liang. Credit: UConn Health Photo by Tina Encarnacion

With recreational marijuana now legal in Connecticut, State of Connecticut officials want to keep our smallest children safe from accidentally ingesting edible marijuana such as gummies.

At UConn Health on Jan. 17, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and State Attorney General William Tong and the UConn Health-based Connecticut Poison Control Center called attention to the importance of parents vigorously following child safety measures when it comes to recreational marijuana use.

Health experts are most concerned about the dangers for our pediatric population of small children under 6, especially toddlers. A recent study…

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