The Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre (IWK) in Halifax, N.S., has issued a warning to parents about the dangers of cannabis and cannabis edibles. The center has reportedly received triple the amount of calls in 2018, on their poison control hotline, when compared to 2015.
The renowned children’s hospital says poison control centres have reported a major uptick in calls since legalization last year–particularly those involving the consumption of edibles and concentrates. Children 12 and under are especially affected, they say.
If you know or suspect your child has eaten a cannabis product, call the IWK Regional Poison Prevention Centre immediately at 1-800-565-8161 in NS and PEI. In NB, call 911. This is national #PoisonPreventionWeek … please share! #PPW2019 #PoisonPreventionWeek2019 pic.twitter.com/2TNLgqU184
— Child Safety Link (@childsafetylink) March 19, 2019
“Right now, there are no regulations for safe storage of cannabis