Safe storage

Marijuana products can be mistaken for regular food or candy

  • Increasing numbers of children under 9 years old have been to an emergency room or hospitalized after accidentally consuming marijuana. Help prevent these accidents among children by storing your marijuana products safely and securely.
  • Be sure to keep all marijuana products in child-resistant packaging, clearly labeled and locked up.
    • Keep marijuana in the child-resistant packaging from the store.
    • Make sure your children can't see or reach the locked cabinet or box.
    • How you store marijuana should change as children get older. Safe storage around young children may not stop older children or teens.

Recognizing products that contain marijuana

THC symbol
  • The Department of Revenue requires that all retail marijuana products use the symbol pictured here on packaging and edible products.
    • Teach your kids not to eat or drink anything with this symbol on the package.
    • Also, adults who can't read the ingredient label can use this symbol as a warning that the product contains marijuana.

Accidental marijuana use 

  • Eating or drinking marijuana can make children very sick. They may have problems walking or sitting up, have a hard time breathing or start to feel sleepy.
  • If you're worried about your child, call the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 as soon as possible. Calling is free and you'll be helped quickly.
If a reaction seems bad, call 911 or go to an emergency room right away.