A new study out of France shows a 133% increase in the number of children admitted to emergency rooms for unintentional marijuana intoxication over an 11-year period. Undoubtedly those who support prohibition will trot out this study at every opportunity to show what a danger cannabis is to THE CHILDREN. After all, if this happens in France where cannabis is illegal, what will happen in places where marijuana is legalized?
To start, let us examine the numbers: From 2004 to 2014, 235 children went to the ER in France for marijuana ingestion. There are over 12 million children in France aged 14 years or younger…right now. So in 11 years tens of millions of kids have passed through most of their childhood and only 235 have went to the ER for consuming cannabis? Not exactly the epidemic the phrase “a