Speak Out: Marijuana edibles and kids

Mary Lee, MD, FAAP, physician-in-chief of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, recently penned a commentary for the Delaware State News entitled “Marijuana edibles dangerous to children” wherein she wrote:

“Last week, a new Delaware regulation went into effect allowing the sale of medical marijuana products resembling baked goods and candy. This regulation, approved by the Delaware Division of Public Health, poses a substantial new threat to Delaware’s children who may confuse and accidentally ingest these products.”

• Inattentive parents and caregivers are dangerous to children. — Leigh Ulrich

• Why would a responsible parent give edibles to a child in the first place, unless there is a medical diagnosis in which it could be considered beneficial treatment? That actually seems more like child abuse. — Heather Laskey

• ADHD meds are more dangerous. — Tommy Lee

• iPhones, tablets, laptops, etc are dangerous too. Just sayin.— Jackie Veal Cates

• Alcohol is dangerous to children. Very hot water is dangerous to children. Driving a car is dangerous to children. Using power tools is dangerous to children. Tylenol is dangerous to children in the wrong amount. This logic is ridiculous. — Ellen Behringer

• Not a single study was mentioned in this completely subjective opinion based in zero evidence. Doctor of “what if’s”— Paul Vogel