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Conn. launching education campaign on responsible cannabis use by adults

Connecticut is launching an education campaign to promote responsible cannabis use by adults.

The campaign contains a collection of materials that cover how to safely store and dispose of cannabis and cannabis waste, and what to do in case someone, such as a child or pet, accidently ingests cannabis. The materials, which include videos, brochures, flyers, and social media graphics, are available for anyone to use and can be downloaded for free on the state’s adult-use cannabis website at ct-dot-gov-slash-cannabis.

The resources were created by the Connecticut Departments of Consumer Protection, Public Health, and Mental Health and Addiction Services. They are encouraged to be used by cannabis and non-cannabis business owners, medical facilities, community health organizations, and others who would like to help promote safe and responsible cannabis practices in their communities.

Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle Seagull says as the state works toward the launch of this brand-new marketplace, they felt it was important to begin educating the public about health and safety measures they can take to use, store and dispose of cannabis products responsibly.
Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani says the health and safety of those in the state of Connecticut is a top priority and hopes this new educational campaign will properly inform those who use cannabis and help them to make the best decisions for their health and wellbeing, without concern of inadvertently putting themselves at risk.

This fall, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services will launch a multimedia campaign to educate the public about state laws related to cannabis. That campaign will provide information on potential impacts of cannabis.

Possession of small amounts of cannabis among adults age 21 and over became legal in Connecticut beginning July 1st 2021, as a result of legislation that was signed into law by Governor Lamont. Retail sales of adult-use cannabis, which also became legal in the state under that law, is anticipated to begin in the coming months.

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