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4/20 safetyhttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/420-safety4/20 safety<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The annual 4/20 marijuana/cannabis event is approaching. If you choose to use, we urge you to follow these tips:</p><ul class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Wait at least 10 minutes to feel the effect of inhaled cannabis and at least one hour to feel the effects of edible cannabis products. <br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Avoid driving 3 hours after inhaling or 6 hours after ingesting. Consuming cannabis may impair coordination and reaction time.<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Avoid use under age 25 to reduce risk of these lasting, negative brain effects.<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Cannabis should be kept out of reach of infants, children and pets to avoid accidental poisonings<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Avoid  cannabis if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">If you have had too much cannabis, try to remain calm, stay hydrated, and eat something.  Stay with friends in a safe place.  The effects will wear off. <br></p></li></ul><div><img src="/PublishingImages/take-care-with-cannabis.jpg?RenditionID=1" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><a class="phsa-rteElement-Button" href="http://www.vch.ca/public-health/harm-reduction/cannabis-marijuana">Learn more about cannabis <br></a><img alt=" " src="/PublishingImages/take-care-with-cannabis.jpg?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

4/20 safetyhttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/420-safety4/20 safety2018-04-18T07:00:00Z
Flu season officially overhttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/flu-season-officially-overFlu season officially over2018-04-13T07:00:00Z
VCH is Humboldt Stronghttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/vch-is-humboldt-strongVCH is Humboldt Strong2018-04-12T07:00:00Z
Overdose statistics - February 2018http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/overdose-statistics-february-2018Overdose statistics - February 20182018-04-10T07:00:00Z
Raw oyster warninghttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/raw-oyster-warningRaw oyster warning2018-04-09T07:00:00Z

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