New York marijuana: What to know about cannabis edibles, hospitalizations, poison control


New Yorkers drive to Massachusetts to buy cannabis.

New York’s recreational marijuana battle sits on the front line of a generational war over American cannabis laws. As debate heats up, USA TODAY Network New York is compiling answers to key questions about legalized cannabis. The findings will be updated each Monday as New York considers joining the 10 states that allow adults to use marijuana.

Mounting evidence of legal marijuana sending more people to emergency departments fortified the growing opposition against New York’s recreational cannabis push.

But little-known details about children younger than 9 years old sickened by cannabis in Colorado revealed the depth of repercussions of legalizing marijuana for adult use.

The biggest jumps in Colorado’s post-legalization poison control cases included 8 years old and younger, a group which increased from 16 cases in 2012 to 64 in

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