Marijuana, Mushrooms, Plants, and Drugs: Poisoning Tales from the Trenches

Unintentional poisoning accounts for 78% of all exposures reported nationally to US poison centers. Nearly half of the poisoning exposures reported to US poison centers involved children less than 6 years old. In California, accidental ingestions of poisonous plants and mushrooms have led to hospitalization and death.

Since the passing of Proposition 64, adult use of marijuana is now legal in California, while it remains illegal under federal law. Accidental poisonings and adverse reactions to marijuana containing products are on the rise. Coupling its use with other drugs and or alcohol can increase the danger of overdose. Please join us in the following lecture as Raymond Ho, PharmD, DABAT, and Anita Ma, PharmD, CSPI from the California Poison Center, San Francisco Division and Assistant Clinical Professors at the UCSF School of Pharmacy, share their expert knowledge with us. This is a free and bilingual (English/Cantonese) lecture. All are welcome.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

UCSF Mount Zion Campus, Herbst Hall 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, California 94115

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Class/Info Session, Lecture/Seminar


School of Pharmacy


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Local Community, Alumni, Patients


Mount Zion


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