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Spike in calls to poison control for psychedelic plants and herbs: Marijuana poisonings increased 150% since 2000 as life-threatening kratom exposures rose by 5000% in 6 years

Calls to US poison centers for people who have ingested marijuana, kratom - an opioid-like herb - magic mushrooms, and nutmeg have surged in the past six years, a new study reveals. Natural treatments have become trendy and are all too often presumed 'safe' simply because they come from the earth. Meanwhile, certain drugs, like marijuana are being more broadly legalized, meaning they're more accessible to more adults, and risks that their children will get their hands on the substances, too, are increasing.  Read more.....

 

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