Medical Cannabis may cause drowsiness and impaired motor skills. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery when using your medicine. It is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis. If you are inexperienced with cannabis, ask someone you trust to stay with you the first time you use it. Stop use if you feel stressed, confused, anxious, or uncomfortable. Remember that edibles and infused products have a delayed impact and are long-lasting.
AVOID ACCIDENTAL INGESTION AND KEEP CHILDREN SAFE!
KEEP ALL MEDICAL MARIJUANA AWAY FROM CHILDREN. STORE ALL PRODUCTS IN THEIR ORIGINAL CHILDPROOF PACKAGING, OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN, AND IN A LOCKED CONTAINER. TO AVOID THE RISK OF ACCIDENTAL INGESTION, DO NOT STORE EDIBLE MARIJUANA PRODUCTS WITH OTHER FOODS. BE RESPONSIBLE ABOUT SAFE STORAGE.
Tolerance & Dependence
Physical dependence on cannabis is not substantiated by research. However, physiological dependence is possible with the overuse of any substance.
Cannabis WithdrawalUnlike other medicinal and illicit drugs which may cause severe withdrawal symptoms and even death upon cessation of that drug, cannabis withdrawal may be unpleasant but never deadly.
Signs and Symptoms of Drug AbuseEach drug has different physical effects however, the symptoms of addiction are similar. If you notice the following signs or symptoms of drug abuse, consider talking to someone about this.
- Neglecting responsibilities at home, work, or school because of your drug use
- Spending excessive time in acquisition, using, or recovering from use
- Unsuccessful attempts to quit/cut down use
- Getting into legal trouble
- You take drugs to avoid or relieve withdrawal symptoms
- Your life revolves around your drug use
- The substance is often taken in larger amounts or over a longer period than was intended
- Continued use of the substance despite having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems caused or exacerbated by the effects of its use
Tolerance plays a significant role in the amount of cannabis used and tolerance develops faster with high potency cannabinoids. When cannabis is used chronically, there is a continuous stimulation of cannabinoid receptors which leads to a “desensitization” of these receptors. Thus, more of the drug is needed to achieve the desired effect.
Help with Substance Abuse
If you think you need help with substance abuse call SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357).