What should you know about weed? Consider this resource from the Illinois Department of Human Services a guide for all your cannabis questions. We pulled together proven facts and tips to help you understand the rules and health effects so you can make safe and informed decisions. Take a look around to read about some of the most talked about topics regarding the laws, responsible use, and family safety.
Cannabis –also known as marijuana, pot, kush, and weed, among other names– is a psychoactive drug from the cannabis plant used for medical or recreational purposes.
As with any mind-altering drug, cannabis can impact the health of those who use it at any age. Understand the health risks and how to consume safely.
Using marijuana at a young age can put children and teens at risk, but kids are less likely to try when their parents talk to them. Learn how to talk to them about cannabis and keep your family safe.
The THC in cannabis can negatively impact the growth and development of your baby. Understand how THC can reach your baby if you use marijuana while you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
There is a lot to know about the new law around possessing, using, growing, and selling cannabis. Find out how to stay within the law.