Prefatory studies conducted by the Canadian Pediatric Society discovered a large number of young children needed medical care after consuming cannabis in the months following legalization last year in October. The Canadian Pediatric Surveillance Program is a network of 2,700 Canadian pediatricians and pediatric sub-specialists. The program is a collaboration between the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Pediatric Society.
The Canadian Pediatric Surveillance Programs says that it gathered 16 reported cases of severe adverse events involving recreational cannabis from September to December 2018. They contain six cases of children under the age of 18 who accidentally ingested edibles and one case of unintentional exposure. In every case, the cannabis belonged to a parent or a caretaker.
Four other instances of exposure were not accidental, but the society did not detail on the situations. Information on the five other reports was not accessible right away, including the process of exposure, the ages of the children subjected to cannabis and whether the exposure was accidental or intentional.
High Number of Children Were in Danger After Ingesting Cannabis
The two-year research will gather data until October 2020. The cannabis information was made public on Thursday, together with information from numerous other research programs in progress.
In the meantime, data gathered by separate research in the surveillance project implies non-Type 1-diabetes is on the rise, with 266 cases announced between January 2018 and December 2018. Amidst those cases, 71 percent were childhood-onset Type 2-diabetes, with Indigenous population abnormally affected.
The study began back in June 2017 and ended this year in May.
Another separate survey on the dangers of teething bracelets and necklaces has the officials warning against putting anything of the sort around a child’s neck and wrist. When asked back in January 2018 about any detrimental events linked to the items in the previous year, physicians reported 10 cases, which included strangulation, choking, and accidental swallowing.