Stay safe this spooky season

Stay safe this spooky season

Fall is in the air and Halloween is just around the corner. If you choose to consume cannabis this spooky season, make it a safer experience for everyone by consuming sensibly and organizing a safe ride home.

Keep cannabis away from youth

Safely store your cannabis away from children and pets. There are no legal means for minors to obtain non-medical cannabis, and possessing it may result in legal consequences such as a fine or a ticket. It is illegal to buy cannabis for minors or share cannabis with youth under the age of 19.

Start Low, Go Slow

Choose products with a low amount of the psychoactive cannabinoid THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), and an equal or higher amount of CBD (cannabidiol). THC is responsible for the high and intoxication in cannabis. Unlike THC, CBD does not cause intoxication. Certain evidence suggests that CBD may mitigate some of the intoxicating effects of THC on the mind, when it is used in cannabis that has a higher ratio of CBD to THC.

Don’t mix cannabis and alcohol

Stay safe by not mixing cannabis with any other substances, whether it’s alcohol, prescription drugs, or any other narcotics. Recent studies suggest that alcohol may increase the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) by increasing the available levels of THC in the blood. This can lead to increased impairment and slower reaction times, making it especially dangerous when it comes to activities like driving.

Get home safely

The THC in cannabis can affect your reaction time, decision-making skills, and ability to judge distances. Drug-affected driving is illegal in BC. Plan ahead—if you’re going to be consuming, arrange a safe ride home, either with a designated driver, or in a cab or car service.

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