Legalization of Recreational Marijuana – The Public Health Perspective
Webinar – Diane P. Calello, MD, Executive and Medical Director of the NJ Poison Control at Rutgers NJ Medical School
Should weed be legal in New Jersey? Rutgers faculty weigh in
Much more must happen to make cannabis safe, public health expert says
Dr. Diane P. Calello: From a safety view point (Letter to the Editor)
Poison control centers and emergency rooms in Colorado, Washington and Oregon have seen a significant increase in incidents following the legalization of retail marijuana in those states.
Some involved adult users who underestimated the THC concentration or delayed effects of edible products. Some involved young children whose curiosity led them to eat tasty-looking cannabis cookies or candy. Most cases have been mild, though some resulted in hospitalization and intensive care.
The solution rests largely with strict requirements for selling the product, safe packaging, labeling and advertising, especially for edible products.
Here’s Callelo’s list of what must be done to make marijuana safe.
Diane Calello, MD, is the executive and medical director of the New Jersey Poison and Information System at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and an associate professor of emergency medicine. Her professional interests include public health implications of poisoning and drug abuse, and pediatric toxicology.
NJ Spotlight Panel Discussion – The State of Marijuana in the State of New Jersey: What’s Next?
Panel 1: Medicinal Marijuana / Diane P. Calello, MD, Executive and Medical Director of the NJ Poison Control at Rutgers NJ Medical School
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Podcast Guest: Diane P. Calello, MD, Executive and Medical Director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers NJ Medical School