Nassau, Suffolk launch cannabis safety awareness campaign

The campaign focuses on how to securely store edibles and other cannabis products to prevent accidental consumption.

News 12 Staff

Jan 10, 2023, 5:46 PM

Updated 470 days ago

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Officials have launched a new campaign across Nassau and Suffolk counties in an effort to keep children safe from cannabis.
The "Let's Be Blunt" awareness campaign was launched on Tuesday.
The campaign focuses on how to securely store edibles and other cannabis products to prevent accidental consumption.
The move comes as the sale and recreational use of cannabis by those 21 and older is now legal in New York.
The campaign also aims to educate drivers not to operate motor vehicles while under the influence.
"Just because something is legal, you still have to think there is still individual responsibility to keep it away from kids to not use and drive a car - it's just common sense," says Suffolk Assistant District Attorney Maureen McCormack.
Along with the "Let's Be Blunt" campaign, local lawmakers are trying to strengthen driving while impaired charges.
David Holliday, the Wyandanch Union Free School District's drug and alcohol coordinator, says the parents of students should serve as role models.
"The focus is on the adults so we can keep the youth safe," said Hillary Alvarez of PACT, the group that put the cannabis awareness program together.
For more information on the campaign, click here.


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