CDC Publications

CDC’s Division of Overdose Prevention offers many types of resources and publications about marijuana (cannabis) use and health, for audiences ranging from the general public to scientists and other experts.

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Unintentional ingestion of putative delta‑8 tetrahydrocannabinol by two youth requiring critical care: a case report

With the full or restricted sale of hemp and hemp-derived products in states, hemp-derived psychoactive substances are on the rise, including delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Delta-8 THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid found naturally in small amounts in the cannabis plant; it can be synthetically converted from cannabidiol (CBD) to produce larger amounts. This case report describes unintentional ingestion of delta-8 THC by two pediatric patients that resulted in admission to the pediatric intensive care unit. Availability of delta-8 THC is increasing, along with associated-pediatric exposures; therefore, it is crucial that health care providers be able to recognize and adequately treat patients who have been exposed.

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