Cannabis Intoxication

Cannabis contains two well known components, Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ-9-THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). The psychoactive properties of cannabis are typically attributed to Δ-9-THC, which is present in variable concentrations dependent on the strain, and absorbed at variable rates dependent on the mode of ingestion. Acute intoxication is rare from cannabidiol (CBD) products unless given in excess or with high THC:CBD ratio. Since Canadian legalization of cannabis for adults, there has been an increasing rate of hospitalization for cannabis exposures in children 14 years and younger.