the first year

the first year

Is Pot Leading to More ER Visits For Colorado Tourists?

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According to a new study, Colorado's tourists aren't just buying marijuana now that it's legal - they're ending up in emergency rooms for more than residents. In the study, doctors reviewed marijuana-related emergency-room admissions at a hospital near Denver International Airport during 2014, when the sale of recreational pot became legal. Physicians found that the rate of emergency-room visits possibly related to marijuana doubled among out-of-state residents in the first year of recreational pot sales. According to the study, the rate went from 85 per 10,000 visits in 2013 to 168 per 10,000 visits in 2014.