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Toddler Eats Pot, Passes Out, in Murrieta

The child was found unconscious and unresponsive, his family unable to awaken him, about 10:20 a.m., according to a Murrieta police sergeant.

A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized Saturday when his family found him unconscious and were unable to awaken him, following his ingestion of medical marijuana, authorities said.

The child was found unresponsive about 10:20 a.m., at his home in the 24000 block of Cambria Lane, Murrieta police Sgt. Don Weller said.

It was unclear whether the boy had swallowed the drugs the night before or if he had awakened and gotten into the drugs as his relatives slept.

The sergeant told Patch that there were about six family members in the home when police arrived.

The boy was listed as stable but the investigation was continuing Saturday evening.

LBV Collins July 04, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Hi Steve. Actually, the medicinal value of leeches (and maggots) were rediscovered a few years ago: http://www.livescience.com/203-maggots-leeches-medicine.html
LBV Collins July 04, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Also, want to know how marijuana became listed as a Schedule I narcotic under our Controlled Substances Act? Then check out this interesting fact: In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon commissioned a hand-picked panel to review and report on the effects of marijuana on society. Headed by Pennsylvania Governor Raymond P. Shafer, the Commission’s report concluded that the private use of marijuana should not be criminalized. In a videotaped presentation before the press, Shafer stated, “The recommendation of the Commission… is that we do not feel that private use or private possession [of marijuana] in one’s own home should have the stigma of criminalization, that people who experiment [with marijuana] should not be criminalized for that particular behavior.”[1] Nixon ignored his own commission’s recommendation and marijuana was, essentially, blacklisted as a drug as dangerous as heroin and LSD. (The video link shows Shafer explaining the Commission’s conclusion about marijuana at the 6:40 mark.) Had Nixon accepted his own commission’s recommendation, marijuana would never have become illegal… and millions of people would not have been convicted of a felony, sent to prison, and had their lives ruined… and we would not have spent 1 trillion dollars during the past 40 years fighting our Drug War. 1. http://youtu.be/C_55Mb_Qgxw
catmandu July 04, 2012 at 05:40 PM
I am guessing this Grandmother raised her kids high and now those same kids leave their kids for Grandma to watch.If you need it that's ok but you should also be responsible about using it. This fool sure wasn't. I hope this kid will be ok
gottagetaclue July 06, 2012 at 08:54 AM
If you need pot for cancer or another real disease then so be it but you can get medical marijuana by sneezing these days. Everyone needs pot for every little disease, sneeze and sniffle. It is ridiculous! The fact is the kid passed out, fell asleep or whatever. The kids could not be awakened, that is a problem!!! Kids that can not be aroused is a serious matter. Whether it is alcohol, pot, meth or other drugs, OTC meds or cleaners, common sense states keep it out of kids sight and arms reach! DUH!!!!!

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