Concerned with the increasing rates of accidental marijuana ingestion by children and youth, Oklahoma Rep. Cynthia Roe (R), chair of the Public Health Committee requested an interim study that would look further into the issue. The study is scheduled for Monday at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

The purpose of the study is to stress the increase in the number of these incidents and to suggest prevention solutions. The task force that has been analyzing the impacts of medical marijuana legalization on children shares the information it has gathered in the previous months.

According to Fox25, the interim study will include:

  • Data showcasing the number of incidents of accidental cannabis ingestion by children.
  • The lack of a clear definition for 'child-resistant packaging' in the SQ 788 statute. 
  • The urging need for expanded statewide prevention efforts in regards to cannabis.

Representatives from the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) will talk about the issue of packaging statutes, while The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth will share current prevention measures and potential allocations of the Legislature’s OMMA Fund prevention initiatives.

Rising Numbers 

In 2018, when Oklahoma legalized ...

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