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Parents don't lock up their pot, study suggests - and medical marijuana card forms do little to ensure pregnant women know the risks

As legal cannabis use becomes increasingly common in the US, most parents say they keep their pot out of children's reach, but fewer keep it locked away, a study in Colorado suggests.  In annual surveys across the state, the proportion of households where parents and caregivers said they store cannabis at home rose to 11.2 percent in 2017, from 6.9 percent in 2014, when the state legalized marijuana, researchers found.  Among those with cannabis in the house at the time of the survey, 91% reported keeping it 'out of reach,' but only 67 percent stored it in a locked location such as a cabinet or safe, the study team reports in the journal Injury Prevention.  Read more....

 

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