Medicine Lock Up & Disposal

Prescription Medications and Recreational Marijuana

LOCK, MONITOR, DISPOSE

3 ways to keep your loved ones safe!

  • LOCK up your marijuana products and prescription medications, out of sight and out of reach of children.
    • WA Poison Control Center saw an increased by 44% of Marijuana exposures since 2019. Almost half of those exposures were edibles.
    • Store marijuana and prescription medications in a locked container. ESD 123 can provide one to your family. Contact Monica Garcia at mgarcia@esd123.org or 509-405-0132 to learn more.
  • MONITOR your marijuana products and prescription medications.
    • Look for the “Not for Children Sticker” on edible marijuana products. Edible recreational marijuana may easily be mistaken for candy by both children and elderly adults.
    • Count medications and Marijuana products to know exactly how many you have in case any go missing.
    • Prescription medications should be taken as directed following all labels and information by the medical provider.
    • Prescription medications, including marijuana, are only for you as prescribed and should never be shared!
  • DISPOSE of unused/expired prescription medications immediately and properly in person or by mail at a designated location.
    • Flushing medications down the toilet or disposing in the trash is dangerous.
    • Find a local medication disposal site at med-project.org
    • Many local police stations also accept unused/expired medications.

Whom to call for accidental ingestions?

Call the Washington Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 for free and confidential expert poison information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We advise that you program the Poison Center number in your phone for easy access. The WAPC is confidential, available in multiple languages, and staffed by expert professionals. More people call the Poison Center about accidental medications and marijuana ingestion than other products. (Curtesy of Washington Poison Control Center)

Need a medical lockbox? Or want to learn more?

Monica Garcia
Marijuana Prevention & Education Specialist
mgarcia@esd123.org
509.405.0132
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