Calhoun County Lock It Up Campaign
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Three Things to Know About Safely Storing Marijuana

Lock_It_Up_Logo-cross CCPHD gold cross    #1: Locking Up Marijuana Can Help Keep Your Kids Safe

Accidental ingestion of marijuana can be a very serious safety risk for young children. Although there are medical benefits for adults, research has shown possible risks for teens as their brain is still developing. Putting your weed in a medication storage unit that locks is the best way to keep your children safe and to help protect them from experimentation.

                              Do you know about marijuana? Talk with your kids

Lock_It_Up_Logo-cross CCPHD gold cross  #2: Locking Up Marijuana Can Prevent Accidental Poisoning

Locking up your weed can help prevent accidental poisoning. Children, pets, and others in your household who are curious may not understand what a product containing THC is and eat far too much, which can result in an accidental poisoning. Cookies, brownies, and candies all look the same to a child or pet and they are at high risk of eating enough to cause a very scary poisoning situation. You can avoid that risk completely by ensuring your weed is safely locked when you are not using it. 

                                     Edible Marijuana Dangers: How Parents Can Prevent THC Poisoning

Lock_It_Up_Logo-cross CCPHD gold cross  #3: Locking Up Marijuana Can Protect You from Theft

Locking up your marijuana doesn’t just prevent accidents…it can also stop people from stealing your weed! Easily accessible marijuana can be tempting for people to grab, even when they are people you trust. You might not know how many people have regular access to your home and any one of them could be willing to steal if the opportunity presents itself. Locking up your marijuana is just as important as locking up other prescriptions. You do not want to get into the wrong hands!


Lock It Up is a harm reduction campaign that emphasizes safe storage, the dangers of accidental poisoning, and potential risks to adolescents. The campaign, funded by the state’s Medical Marihuana Operation and Oversight grant, comes at a time when consistent and clear education about medical and recreational marijuana is needed.

The consistent use of marijuana can lead to overuse, known as a marijuana use disorder. For more information on marijuana, marijuana use disorders and risks, visit the following resources:

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Is marijuana addictive?

National Institute on Drug Abuse: What are the long-term effects on the brain?

Marijuana and Pregnancy

Helping a loved one dealing with a mental and/or substance use disorder

Tips For Teens

Health Effects of Marijuana

Cannabis (Marijuana) Drug Facts

Do you know about marijuana? Talk with your kids

Cannabis and your medications

 Edible Marijuana Dangers: How Parents Can Prevent THC Poisoning

Cannabis Facts From the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center:

  • One in nine Michiganders report using cannabis at least once in the last month, a percentage that increased 60% over a 14-year period.
  • About 3% of all state residents hold a medical cannabis card, nearly all of them for chronic pain.
  • Medical cannabis led to net revenue for the state of $5 million to $7 million a year.
  • One in 30 pregnant Michigan women reported using cannabis; the percentages were higher among those with the lowest incomes and education levels, potentially reflecting disparities.
  • The percentage of fatal motor vehicle crashes in Michigan that involve cannabis is increasing, even as the total rate of fatal crashes decreases. Among drivers tested for cannabis after such crashes, the percent that were positive more than tripled between 2004 and 2017, when 23.4% of tested drivers in fatal crashes had cannabis in their bloodstream at the time of the crash.
  • 5% of Michiganders experience symptoms of cannabis use disorder.
  • Emergency department visits and hospitalizations related to cannabis poisoning increased recently, with older teens and young adults accounting for a disproportionate share of cases.
  • Cannabis-related misdemeanors and felonies accounted for nearly 4% of convictions in the state's criminal justice system, about half of which occurred at the same time as other felony convictions.

Free lockboxes are available at the following CCPHD locations while supplies lasts:


CCPHD - Battle Creek (190 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI),


Monday - Thursday: 7:00a -12:30p & 1:00p-4:30p,

Friday: 8:00a -12:00p

CCPHD - Albion (115 Market Place,Albion, MI)


Monday - Thursday: 7:00a -12:30p & 1:00p-4:30p,

Friday: 8:00a -12:00p