Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tips for Keeping Kids Safe from Cannabis Exposure

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tips for Keeping Kids Safe from Cannabis Exposure

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Tips for keeping kids safe from cannabis exposure

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Poison centres across Canada and the childhood injury-prevention charity Parachute will mount a social media awareness campaign beginning Wednesday about the detrimental effects of cannabis on children and how to prevent inadvertent exposure, using the hashtag #PotCanPoisonKids.

Here are some safety tips for parents and other adults to ensure children are not accidentally exposed to the drug:

-- Store all cannabis products as you would medications and other potentially toxic products -- locked up and out of reach in child-resistant containers. Clearly label cannabis edibles and store them in their original packaging.

-- Never consume cannabis in any form in front of children, either for medical or recreational purposes. …

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