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Sick Children and Cannabis: A Hospital Offers a Lifeline to Parents

A new report in the journal Pediatrics gets the conversation going on a much under-reported area: sick children being administered cannabis.

The report describes the approach of one hospital—the Children’s Hospital, Colorado—to the issue. At this facility, medics don’t themselves prescribe medical marijuana to patients, but kids inevitably come along who are already taking it. (Where the law stands in Colorado is that children under 18 can use cannabis if two separate physicians certify to a medical need, and parents give consent.) Read more »

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