Cannabis Health and Safety Information
Learn more about cannabis (marijuana) use, health risks, safety considerations, and resources to support a cannabis use disorder.
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.
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