“Weed Woes: Too Much Herb, Not Enough Knowledge? 🌿😡”

TL;DR: After legalizing cannabis, there’s a spike in cases of people OD’ing on green, especially among kiddos. But is it a universal issue or just a North American thing? πŸ€”πŸ’­

After giving a thumbs up to cannabis legalization, guess what’s skyrocketing? Not just cloud chasers, but the number of folks feeling a bit too trippy after lighting up. It’s not about the high, it’s about taking way too much. Introducing: cannabis poisoning! It’s like that feeling when you realize you’ve had one too many tacos at the buffet, but, you know, with weed. 🌿🀒

Cannabis poisoning isn’t just your typical “Oh, I feel a bit woozy” moment. It comes with a whole swag bag of not-so-fun symptoms. We’re talking lethargy, dizziness, feeling like your heart is going on a roller-coaster 🎒 (a.k.a. tachycardia), puking, agitation, and even, in extreme cases, slipping into a coma. No bueno, right? 🚫😴

Kids and cannabis? Double no bueno. When the little ones accidentally partake, it’s even more dangerous. Their systems just aren’t equipped for Mary Jane’s magic. Severe toxicity, including those dreadful neurological and cardiovascular effects, are on the menu. Parents, keep those edibles locked away! πŸ”πŸͺ

Now, before you start chucking out your stash, let’s get into the nitty-gritty. This buzzkill info comes from a mega-review of 30 different studies. But here’s the catch: most of this info is from the U.S. and Canada. πŸπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ So, is this a worldwide weed wobble or just a North American nuance?

Also, and it’s a biggie, those studies looking at medical cannabis? They showed a higher risk of these poisoning episodes than the ones about recreational pot. πŸ₯🌿 And even if some studies didn’t shout, “Eureka! More poisoning everywhere!”, they still found spikes among certain groups, like kids or those ending up in intensive care.

So, Dr. Rose Cairns, a big shot from the University of Sydney, had something to say about this. (We’d love to spill the beans on that, but hey, we’d be stealing their limelight!) πŸŽ™οΈπŸ”¦

A Quick Disclaimer: Just a heads up, folks! This isn’t investment, health, or any kind of advice. It’s news, with a twist. Always double-check and stay informed! πŸ“–πŸ§

But here’s a thought: Is the issue just about too much cannabis or is it about not enough education and precautions? πŸŽ“πŸŒΏ

So, over to you – are we too quick to embrace the herb without proper know-how? Or is this just a phase until everyone gets the hang of it? What do you think? πŸ€”πŸ’‘πŸ’¬