Increase noted in edible marijuana intoxication of King County children

September 30, 2015

NEW — 5:06 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015

An increasing number of King County residents are being poisoned by eating edible marijuana products, and health officials warn that children are particularly at risk.

According to the Washington Poison Center, the number of edible marijuana intoxications reported in King County in 2014 was 73 percent higher than in 2013, and there is an upward trend this year. Children 5 and younger accounted for roughly 30 percent of all edible marijuana intoxication reports in 2014. Seventy-three percent of children required evaluation at a hospital.

Most intoxications among children occur when a child finds marijuana-containing products such as candy, chocolate or baked goods left unattended in the home. In 2014, children younger than 18 accounted for half of intoxication reports related to chocolate and candy edibles, and more than one-fourth of reports related to ingestion of marijuana-containing baked goods. Read more

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Boehm’s is set for a tasty night of jazz, chocolate and wine

July 16, 2013

Boehm’s Candies has already begun setting up for the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz event July 25.

Held at the Boehm’s Candies gardens for the 25th year in a row, the evening event will see various local restaurants, wineries, breweries, artists and art vendors providing their services. Jazz group The Scott Cossu Trio will perform at the event as well.

Ellen Martin, event and vendor manager, said excitement about the event is a testament to the support from the community.

“It grows each year thanks to community participation,” she said.

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