Cannabis Health and Safety
What is this service?
Cannabis comes with important health and safety considerations, specifically for young people, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, and people with other health conditions. It’s important for everyone to get the facts. Keep reading for FAQs and science-based resources for more information.
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