Cannabis Health & Safety

How can I reduce the risks of consuming cannabis?

Cannabis use has health risks that are best avoided by not using it. However, there are steps that can be taken that will reduce the health risks associated with use:

  • Delay cannabis use until later in life (after the age of 25)
  • Avoid using synthetic cannabis (e.g., K2, Spice) 
  • Avoid use of cannabis before operating a vehicle, and wait at least six hours after using cannabis before operating a vehicle
  • Avoid mixing cannabis with alcohol or tobacco
  • Avoid smoking cannabis
  • Limit and reduce how often you use cannabis


Can I give cannabis to a minor in my home?
Can I use cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding?