EOHU WARNS AGAINST BAKING WITH MARIJUANA
Recreational marijuana may be legal in Canada now but accidental highs nonsmokers are possible if casual users do not follow simple rules for safe storage of their stash.
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“It’s very important to store any cannabis or foods made with cannabis securely out PG SFBDI PS WJFXu TUBUFE 3PCZO )VSUVCJTF NBOBHFS GPS UIF &0)6 4VCTUBODF .JTVTF Prevention program, in a news release. “Children, pets, guests and unsuspecting or forgetful adults may unknowingly consume cannabis-laden foods that aren’t safely stored. If someone isn’t aware that they’re eating food with cannabis in it, they may also consume an unsafe amount.”
Results of accidental use or consumption PG NBSJKVBOB DBO SBOHF GSPN IBWJOH VOFYQFDted and distressing symptoms of a marijuana “high”, to physical health reactions that require medical treatment. A person who consumes marijuana without knowing it could become impaired while driving and have an accident that could injure themselves and/or others.
Marijuana’s effect on a person may happen quickly when it is smoked. But when cannabis is added as part of the ingredients for dessert treats like “hash brownies” or PUIFS JUFNT JOUPYJDBUJPO NBZ OPU PDDVS VOUJM at least two hours after eating. For some QFPQMF UIF FGGFDUT DBO MBTU BT MPOH BT hours.
5IF &0)6 VSHFT SFDSFBUJPOBM NBSJKVBOB users to avoid using cannabis as an ingredient for dessert treats or snacks which children might see and enjoy eating. Store any food items containing cannabis in a locked container or somewhere children would not find it by accident. Label the containers as having cannabis-laced food items so adults do not eat them accidently.
'PS NPSF BEWJDF DPOUBDU UIF &0)6 BU 1-800-267-7120 or go to www.eohu.ca/
Dans les années 1960 et 1970, les « brownies au haschisch » et autres produits de boulangerie contenant de la marijuana étaient un « régal » de base de la contreculture. Maintenant que la marijuana à des fins récréatives est légale au Canada, le Bureau de santé de l’est de l’Ontario recommande aux utilisateurs d’être prudents lorsqu’ils utilisent du cannabis comme ingrédient supplémentaire pour la cuisson au four afin de ne pas intoxiquer quelqu’un d’autre par accident.