What is responsible adult marijuana use? Where can information be found about the laws? How do families talk to teens about marijuana use? Find these answers at Weed to Know.
Weed to Know is a campaign that gives adults and adult marijuana users the information they need to know the laws, understand safe storage of marijuana, and learn how to talk to teens about marijuana use. For more information about this campaign, including how to use it in your community, contact Spokane Regional Health District’s Healthy Communities program at 509.324.1530.
When parents, grandparents or other caregivers use marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, they should properly store it, in a child-proof manner. Keep it out of reach of kids and store it in a container that has child-proof locking mechanisms.
Many marijuana products have attractive packaging. Edible marijuana often has packaging that could easily be mistaken for products that don't contain marijuana. Safe storage is important to keep these away from children and youth.
If marijuana in ingested by a child, they may need emergency medical help.
Signs of accidental ingestion include problems walking or sitting up, difficulty
breathing, and becoming sleepy. If you believe a child has ingested marijuana
contact the Washington Poison Center at 800.222.1222 or call 911.
Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should consult with their health care provider about marijuana use.
Marijuana use during pregnancy or breastfeeding is risky. Research is still underway to learn more about impacts of marijuana use on pregnant women but some risks that have been found so far include:
For more information about marijuana and marijuana use and pregnancy, talk to
your health care provider or visit Weed to Know – Baby and You.