CANNABIS EMERGENCY PLAN
The final component of keeping cannabis away from children has to do with planning. Any stoner will tell you that no matter how experienced you are or how confident you are in your tolerance to THC, everybody hits a wall from time to time. The psychoactive properties of cannabis can have untold benefits for your health & wellbeing, but they can also lead you down a mind-addled path of paranoia, anxiety and even bodily harm if you’re not careful. This is doubly true for children if they’re ever unfortunate enough to ingest cannabis unknowingly.
To avoid experiencing powerful hallucinations or being taken on a fearful trip, many cannabis users have an “emergency plan” for when they dose too high or consume too much. This is a great strategy for overcoming those “greenout” moments that can sneak up on you. Many experts advocate the same kind of cannabis emergency plan but for your children.
What does a cannabis emergency plan or kit entail? Typically cannabis emergency plan kits include:
● Emergency contacts like doctors or health practitioners
● Literature or manuals on how to treat someone who is experiencing an intolerable cannabis high
● Medications or remedies prescribed by health professionals that can help to alleviate overwhelming effects of cannabis
● High dose cannabidiol products to help counteract/reduce the effects of THC
Your cannabis emergency plan might have other items like blankets, water or a first aid kit. Anything you can anticipate needing should be readily available and easy to access. The more prepared you are, the less chance you’ll be stuck panicking and instead can focus on alleviating your child’s symptoms of cannabis ingestion.