Pitfalls Abound as Legal Pot Sales Begin

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  • Pot Markets Open up In the U.S.
  • Youth Use
  • Health
  • Smuggling
  • Crime
  • Driving
  • Taxes
  • Demand
  • Banking

Health

Some doctors warn that increased marijuana use will result in more emergency-room visits. There's not enough data to show if that is happening, though some hospitals have reported spikes in child admissions for pot overdoses. With no Food and Drug Administration oversight, the two states are producing their own product-safety standards to make sure pot is as potent as labeled and doesn't contain harmful molds or other contaminants.

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