Cannabis and Vape Risk Reduction
Safe storage of cannabis and vape products can help lower the risk of accidental ingestion and teen access.
To make a storage plan:
Knowing how to safely dispose of cannabis and vape products will help reduce the risk of teen access and accidental ingestion of both children and pets.
To safely dispose of cannabis waste, mix cannabis waste with other waste materials, like coffee grounds or cat litter, so it cannot be used. Place the mixture in a container, like an empty can or yogurt container, and throw it into the trash.
If you have unwanted or expired medicinal cannabis or any other prescription. Please visit Med Take Back Washington to find a location to drop off your medication or to order mail back supplies through MED-Project.
Talking to Youth
Talk with your teen. Have short conversations often about cannabis, vaping, and other drugs. This provides time to share and learn.
Cannabis can be dangerous if accidentally ingested by children and pets. It’s important to know the signs to get the necessary treatment if needed.
Signs of cannabis ingestion include:
- Problems with coordination
- High heart rate
- Slurred speech
- Nausea and vomiting
If you think an accidental ingestion has occurred call the Washington Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222
Washington State Quitline
Since 2000, the Washington State Quitline has helped tens of thousands of Washingtonians quit smoking. You can get free, confidential, one-on-one counseling from a Quit Coach, and may be eligible for free medication to help you quit smoking, vaping, or other tobacco.
If you are looking to quit, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or text READT to 200-400.
Not ready just yet? Click here to learn more about the Quitline and other counseling options.
- Teen Link
- Start Talking Now
- Prepare for difficult conversations and answer questions.
- Get the facts about the alcohol and cannabis laws in Washington State
- Provider/Community-Based Organization Youth Cannabis and Vape Risk Reduction Safe Storage Toolkit