Medical Marijuana Safety

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Marijuana use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding can be harmful to your baby’s health. Chemicals in marijuana (particularly tetrahydrocannabinol or THC) pass through your system to your baby and can harm your baby’s development. It is recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding women avoid marijuana – including eating, drinking, creams/lotions, smoking, vaping or dabbing. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should also avoid secondhand marijuana smoke exposure.

What You Need to Know About Marijuana Use and Pregnancy Fact Sheet

Youth Prevention & Safe Storage

Some marijuana products can be mistaken for regular food or candy. Prevent accidental poisonings to pets and children by keeping all marijuana products in child-resistant packaging, clearly labeled and locked up. Make sure that children can’t see or reach the locked cabinet or box.

If a child accidentally consumers marijuana, call the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 as soon as possible. If you suspect your pet has consumed marijuana, call your veterinarian immediately.

What You Need to Know About Marijuana Use in Teens Fact Sheet

Marijuana & Driving Don’t Mix

Just like alcohol and other drugs, marijuana interferes with the brain’s ability to function properly while driving. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) affects areas of the brain that control your body’s movements, balance, coordination, memory, judgment and reaction time. The safest option is to not use marijuana before driving.

What You Need to Know About Marijuana Use and Driving Fact Sheet