Boulder County parents and caregivers care about their kids. They show it by keeping marijuana, prescriptions, and alcohol out of reach.
Whatever it is – dishwasher pods, drain cleaner, even gluten – we keep it away from our kids if we know it can hurt them. Marijuana, alcohol, and prescriptions drugs can be dangerous too!
In Colorado, more than 1,200 young children are brought to the emergency room each year because they got into marijuana, medicines, and alcohol that were left within reach. Over 70% of the visits are due to ingesting pharmaceutical drugs (including over-the-counter drugs). [Emergency department visits in Colorado hospitals that mention accidental poisoning. Colorado residents younger than six years of age, treated and released between January 2014 – September 2015.]