Ed’s note: This is a prototype of Public Service Content on a California cannabis politics blog I produced in 2015.
Some juices and cookies are just not meant for kids
Once marijuana edibles are removed from their packaging, many of them look a lot like everyday, non-marijuana-infused food products. If you keep any marijuana edibles at home, make sure they are properly identified so that friends, relatives, roommates, and visitors do not mistakenly consume them.
Keep marijuana edibles in their packaging up until using them. If you only consume a portion of a product and save the rest for another time, store it with the original packaging or label it in a way that clearly indicates it contains marijuana.
Keep “adult snacks” locked up and out of reach
If children live in or visit your home, store your marijuana in a place where they cannot get their hands on it. If you have teenagers, you should consider going a step further and locking it up, much like you would a liquor cabinet. And, of course, you should never purchase marijuana for or in any way provide it to someone under 21 years of age.
Also be sure to keep marijuana away from your pets, especially when it comes to edibles. Do not leave marijuana sitting on a table where they might be able to reach it, and if you drop some of it on the ground, pick it up immediately so they don’t pounce on it or find it later. If you throw away a piece of an edible (or packaging with pieces of an edible stuck to it), make sure your pet cannot get into the trash and find it.