As more states legalize recreational use of marijuana, edible forms of the drug are also becoming increasingly popular. But little research has been done... Consumption of marijuana edibles rises amidst scarce research into their health impact

As more states legalize recreational use of marijuana, edible forms of the drug are also becoming increasingly popular. But little research has been done on potential complications of consuming the substance, and some scientists believe they can cause hallucinogenic reactions. Special correspondent Lori Jane Gliha of Rocky Mountain PBS reports on the controversial trend.

Judy Woodruff:

But first: The number of states where recreational pot is now legal is growing. It’s up to 10 states and the District of Columbia.

Many users are consuming marijuana edibles, instead of smoking the leaf. But the research on the effects of edibles is scarce.

From Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver, Lori Jane Gliha explores the potential link between marijuana edibles and psychosis.

Man:

A man accused of murdering his wife while she was on the phone calling 911.

Woman:

She said her husband was hallucinating and was scaring their three small children.

Lori Jane Gliha:

In April 2014, Richard Kirk did the unthinkable. The father of three opened his family safe, retrieved his gun, and shot his wife in the head. [Read More @ PBS]

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