Safe Storage & Accessibility
Children may confuse marijuana products for regular food or candy, so keep it in the child-resistant packaging from the store. Limiting your child’s access to marijuana is key in preventing a child from accidentally consuming marijuana and deterring use among youth. Rates of hospitalizations and emergency department visits with possible marijuana exposures in children up to 9 years old have shown an increasing trend since the legalization of medical marijuana.1 Help prevent children from accidentally consuming marijuana by storing your marijuana products safely and securely in the home.
If a child eats or drinks marijuana by accident,they may have problems walking or sitting up, have a hard time breathing or start to be sleepy. If you are unsure or your child is acting differently, call the poison control hotline as soon as possible. Calling is free and you will be helped quickly: 1-800-222-1222. If you are worried or your child’s reaction seems bad, call 911 or go to an emergency room right away.