Medical Marijuana Safety

Background - Medical Marihuana Operation and Oversight Grant

In November 2018, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, creating the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA). This Act delegates responsibility for marihuana licensing, regulation, and enforcement to the Michigan Department of Regulatory Affairs (LARA). LARA’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) is responsible for the oversight of medical and adult-use (recreational) marijuana in Michigan

The Lenawee County Health Department (LCHD) has received funding to improve community communication, education, and outreach about the safe usage and storage of medical marihuana. As part of this grant-funded campaign, we will be distributing lock bags as well as educational materials to ensure medical marihuana stays out of the hands of kids and pets.

For more information, please call (517) 264-5253.  

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FAQs:

#1: Locking Up Your Weed Can Help Keep Your Kids Safe

While marijuana can have certain medicinal benefits for adults, studies have shown that it may be detrimental to a teen's brain development. It can also pose a safety risk to very young children. If you keep marijuana in the house, make sure it is stored safely to help protect your kids from experimentation.

Teens and Marijuana Use

#2: Help Prevent Accidental Poisoning 

Just like storing your prescriptions safely, locking up your weed helps prevent accidental poisoning. Marijuana poisoning is a serious problem, especially for young children. According to the National Capital Poison Center, young children have been seriously poisoned by swallowing marijuana. Cookies, cakes, and candies containing marijuana are especially tempting.

Safe Storage Can Prevent Childhood Poisonings 

Health Effects for Children

#3: Protect Yourself From Theft

Locking storage doesn't just keep your kids, teens, and pets safe... it helps keep you safe too! Unsecured marijuana can be tempting, and not just to unknown thieves or criminals. You may not even realize how many people have regular access to your home and may know where you keep your marijuana.  It's just as important to lock up your marijuana as it is your other medications.