Store all marijuana products in a locked area, out of sight and out of reach of pets and children

Times have changed

Marijuana poisonings are on the rise in Maine and across the nation. Marijuana produced today is stronger than it has ever been, meaning that there could be more severe marijuana poisonings in young children, teens, and adults



The average amount of THC in marijuana seized by the government in 1995 was 4%. That has since increased to about 12% in 2014.

NIDA notes that increases in potency may account for the rise in emergency department visits involving marijuana use. "For frequent users, it may mean a greater risk for addiction if they are exposing themselves to high doses on a regular basis. However, the full range of consequences associated with marijuana's higher potency is not well understood.