According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2.5 percent of the world population, use cannabis, making it
the world's most widely cultivated, trafficked, and abused illicit substance. In children, acute marijuana intoxication
mainly occurs after exploratory ingestion of marijuana intended for adult use. Intentional exposure of children to
cannabis depends on the child age either by caretakers Intentionally exposing them to its smoke by inhalation, or
direct cannabis inhalation and use by the kids themselves especially adolescent population.
After exposures, children may display simple sleepiness to depressed mental status and In large overdoses even respiratory depression can happen making the patients in need of invasive ventilation support.
We are reporting a case of a 19 months old boy presenting with acute decrease level of consciousness, and slow improvement of his mental depression over 24 hours following oral cannabis intoxication.
Published Date: 2020-08-18; Received Date: 2020-07-27