Cannabis Health and Safety Information

Cannabis Use Laws in California

It is legal for adults 21 and older to purchase and use recreational cannabis in California, however users should always follow state, county, and local laws.

Safety Tips

It is important if you are using cannabis to follow safety guidelines, specifically if you are storing cannabis products in your home, drinking alcohol, taking other medications, pregnant, breastfeeding, and/or experiencing a health condition. Find more information below on cannabis safety:

The Cannabis Use Disorder Identification Test

Take the test here to measure your cannabis use: English; Spanish 

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             

California Department of Public Health: Youth Cannabis Prevention Initiative

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

Santa Clara County: Marijuana Is Not for Pregnancy