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Cannabis-Related Poison Control Calls About Kids Increase

A public health investigation found that cannabis-related poison control calls about kids doubled in Massachusetts after medical marijuana was legalized.

The increase in calls to the Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention at Boston Children’s Hospital occurred despite laws requiring childproof packaging and warning labels on marijuana products.

The investigation was led by UMass Amherst injury prevention researcher Jennifer Whitehill.

She spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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