Health professionals share tips on how to avoid a marijuana-related trip to the hospital
With cannabis legalization looming, doctors foresee uptick in emergency-room visits
This past summer, a housekeeper arrived in the emergency department of Toronto General Hospital with palpitations and vomiting. The symptoms would make any emergency doctor worry about a heart attack, says Dr. Michael Szabo, a staff emergency physician at University Health Network in Toronto. In this case, it turned out that while cleaning a client’s house, the patient had helped herself to a cookie that contained cannabis oil – enough to get eight people high.