Marijuana County Fair Chocolate Scare Case Study Online Module



Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills




This case study is based on a foodborne illness outbreak caused by the unintentional ingestion of marijuana-infused foods (edibles) at a county fair in Colorado. It is designed to facilitate a discussion among epidemiologists and other public health professionals about how to respond to an outbreak involving a marijuana-infused food.


Learning Objectives
  1. Give an example of an unintentional marijuana exposure.
  2. Name agencies that may be involved in an unintentional marijuana exposure investigation.
  3. List available resources that address marijuana exposure.
  4. Formulate interview questions for an unintentional marijuana exposure investigation.
  5. Establish a case definition for marijuana exposure.
  6. List special considerations that should be made during an environmental assessment of a marijuana facility.
  7. Recommend control measures to prevent unintentional marijuana exposure in the future.
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