Accidental cannabis ingestion
Store all cannabis products as you would medications and other potentially toxic products – locked up and out of reach in child-resistant packaging or containers. Clearly label cannabis edibles, and store them in their original packaging.
Use and supervision
Never consume cannabis in any form in front of children, either for medical or recreational purposes. Not only can seeing the products create temptation, but using them may impair your ability to provide a safe environment. Always put cannabis products back into the child-resistant packaging and in the locked and out-of-reach location immediately after using them: be particularly vigilant cleaning up after cannabis use, removing any remnants of the substance.
Talk to family members, friends and caregivers
Unintentional cannabis exposure sources can be from a parent, but grandparents, other family members, neighbors, friends, and babysitters can also be sources. Ask anyone whose home your children spend time in if they use cannabis. If a relative, friend or caregiver does, make sure he or she stores it safely and does not use them in front of your children or while watching them.
Keep the Québec Poison Control Centre number on your phone
If your child eats cannabis unintentionally, contact them immediately at 1-800-463-5060.