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1644, 24 Feb 16

Pot-Related Hospital Visits Increase in Colorado

There’s a cost for¬†everything.

A study of use in Colorado published in 2015 found increases in marijuana-related traffic deaths, hospital visits, school suspensions, lab explosions and pet poisonings. In that study, marijuana-related ER visits increased 57% from 2011 to 2013.

This new study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Colorado School of Medicine reviewed ER visits at more than 100 hospitals from 2012 to 2014. Out-of-state visitor trips to the ER visits for marijuana-related symptoms rose from 78 per 10,000 visits in 2012, to 112 per 10,000 in 2013, to 163 per 10,000 in 2014 — an increase of 109% from 2012 to 2014.

For Colorado residents, marijuana-related ER visits rose from 70 per 10,000 in 2012 to 101 per 10,000 in 2014 — a 44% increase.


1644, 24 February 2016

1 Comment

  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Why aren’t liberals screaming about cost to health care system?

    There is more disdain for big gulp than pot.

    Liberal logic on health care costs must be lost somewhere in the thick pot haze.

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