Storage, what’s the safest way to store marijuana edibles?

Storage of your medicinal cannabis in all forms is extremely important.

Many marijuana edibles look like regular food and drink products – and they often taste just as good. As a result, in countries where the use of recreational and/or medicinal cannabis is legal, there has been an increasing number of children being admitted to hospital after accidentally eating marijuana edibles.

If you’re planning on making some cannabis edibles in the near future, what can you do to ensure they don’t fall into the wrong hands?

A few tips for storing cannabis edibles

The safest way to prevent children from accessing your marijuana is to keep it clearly labeled in child-resistant packaging and locked up out of reach of prying hands. Of course, if you have older children or teenagers, you may need to get a little more creative with your storage techniques. Educating your kids on the risks involved with marijuana use may also act as an effective deterrent.

What should you do if your child accidentally consumes marijuana?

The effects of marijuana edibles can be both physically and psychologically overwhelming for children. In severe cases, they may have difficulty walking or sitting up, find it difficult to breathe or experience severe drowsiness.

If you’re concerned about the well-being of your child, get in touch with the New Zealand National Poisons Centre on 0800 764 766 or dial 111 and request an ambulance.