Cannabis Health and Safety

In this discussion and FAQs, we use the terms cannabis and marijuana to refer to the dried leaves, flowers, stems and seeds from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical THC, as well as other active compounds like cannabidiol, or CBD. For more on these and other terms, see the glossary at Marijuana Fact-check.

Services We Offer

The County Health Agency offers a range of services that relate in different ways to cannabis health and safety. This includes:

Please use the links above to contact each of these teams and keep reading for frequently asked questions. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, please contact the Behavioral Health Department or Public Health Department.


For more information regarding the health and safety considerations related to cannabis: 

CDC: Marijuana and Public Health

California Department of Public Health: Let’s Talk Cannabis             

Los Angeles Department of Public Health: Bigger Choices 

Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange and San Bernardino Counties: Marijuana Fact- check

Sacramento County Coalition for Youth: Future Forward 

Santa Clara County: Marijuana Is Not for Pregnancy 

Ventura County: How High


Frequently Asked Questions