Cannabis can be a wonderful thing for parents and everyone else who interacts with kids. But if you have children at home - or even visiting - keeping your cannabis away from them is super important.
Read on for tips and tricks to store your cannabis stash away from little ones and prevent cannabis poisoning.
About Cannabis Poisoning
According to the Government of Canada’s Cannabis website, accidental poisonings from edible cannabis are a serious risk, and it's happening more often than you might think.
Most of the cases involve kids under 12 - with the majority under the age of 5 - so it's vital to keep an eye out for the signs and symptoms. These include:
- slurred speech
- unsteadiness on feet
- slowed breathing
- seizures, in rare cases
If a child becomes ill, the government recommends calling a poison centre if one is available in your area. For loss of consciousness or difficulty breathing, call 9-1-1. Explain that the symptoms may be from cannabis consumption. A prompt diagnosis can help prevent severe harm.
Practice Safe Storage
Make it a habit to always keep your cannabis locked away, and out of sight, smell, and reach of children and pets. The Flower Stampede Locking, Smell Proof Stash Bag is an ideal way to securely store all your cannabis and accessories. The locking zipper keeps everything in place, while the smell-proof material suppresses any funky aromas.
And don’t forget any homemade edibles, which should be kept separate from regular food and drinks.
Get More Info
To learn more, visit the Cannabis Poisonings in Children website. You can even download a brochure on How to Help Prevent Cannabis Poisoning in Children to share with your kids’ caregivers or grandparents.