Washington Poison Center Toxic Trends Report*
2016 Annual Cannabis Report
The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) experienced another year of increased calls on marijuana exposures and poisonings. In 2016, there were 286 calls related to marijuana exposures*. Over 42% (n=120) of the total calls were regarding individuals 13-29 years who had been exposed to some form of marijuana. Highest marijuana exposure rates in 2016 were King, Spokane, Snohomish, and Pierce counties.
* The graph “Marijuana Exposures in WA for 2011-2016” was corrected to show only calls from Washington State vs all calls into to the WAPC regardless of caller site. We received six out of state calls in 2016.
*Disclaimer: Reporting of exposures to the poison center is voluntary and not mandated by law. As such, WAPC data describes the number of calls called into the poison center and most likely is an underrepresentation of the true occurence of any one substance. All calls to the Washington Poison Center are free and confidential.For further information, contact Dr. Garrard at AGarrard@wapc.org or 206-517-2356.
Here is a printable copy of the 2016 Cannabis Report.