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What to do if Your Child Takes Edible Marijuana by Mistake

Marijuana, sometimes called weed, pot, or cannabis, is used both medicinally and recreationally. The marijuana plant has almost 100 cannabinoid compounds but THC is the most common and causes the feeling of being “high”. Now that some states have legalized marijuana for medical or for recreational purposes, the drug is becoming widely available. This can cause a problem if young children accidentally ingest it.
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Vaping

Whether they’re called vape pens or e-cigarettes, vaping devices all work in a similar way. They heat liquid into a vapor that the user inhales or “smokes.”
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Ecstasy

Ecstasy is another name for an illegal drug called 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamin (MDMA) or Molly. Used recreationally, this psychoactive drug causes altered sensations, a heightened feeling of pleasure, and increased energy.
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Dextromethorphan

Dextromethorphan is a drug most often used as a cough suppressant. It can be found in many over-the-counter cold and cough medicines. While it’s very helpful for patients suffering from coughs, cold, and the flu, it can be abused if it’s used improperly.
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Marijuana

Marijuana is one of the most commonly used recreational drugs in the U.S. Usually inhaled as smoke, marijuana can also be mixed with food or extracted into a liquid.
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Prescription Amphetamines

Amphetamines act as a stimulant, increasing the activity of chemicals in the brain. There are different types of amphetamines, including those prescribed by a doctor for medical conditions and illegal forms like speed or meth.
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Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is many times more powerful than morphine. Synthetic means created in the lab rather than obtained from a natural source.
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Cocaine

Cocaine, derived from the coca plant, is an illegal drug that stimulates the brain’s reward pathway. It produces a feeling of euphoria and energy that can become highly addictive.
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