With the start of the country reopening as we continue to process the COVID pandemic as well as the start of our beautiful summer season here in Maine, it’s a great time to revisit how to safely use cannabis.
First, a little reminder
As a reminder, it’s unlawful to use medical marijuana publicly or in plain sight in the state of Maine. It’s also illegal to operate a vehicle or heavy machinery under the influence of cannabis. If you live outside Maine, be sure to get familiar with your own state laws.
Now let’s get down to our tips for safely using medical marijuana this summer.
Get comfortable with your tolerance
Just like you’d never consume an entire bottle of hard liquor the first time you tried alcohol, you also shouldn’t consume a large amount of cannabis your first time.
Try small amounts at a time to get a better sense of how you tolerate each type of medical marijuana and speak with the staff at your dispensary for helpful dosing information.
Don’t use and drive
Summer is often the perfect time to get together with friends for BBQs and fun out on the lake. But be sure you aren’t the one driving the boat or the car on the ride home.
Always make arrangements to be at your own home or have a place to stay when you plan to consume medical marijuana. It’s never worth an OUI…or worse.
Keep your cannabis cool
Crumbles or resins don’t always mix well with the hot summer days. While other concentrates may fare better in the heat when they’re packaged in wax paper, resins can easily melt and stick to the sides of the jar they’re in.
Plan ahead by bringing a small cooler with a cold pack or ice to keep your cannabis from melting.
As small groups start to gather this summer, you may not want to use a pipe or vape. Especially if you’re around water, there may be a more ideal way to consume. Consider edibles instead!
Enjoy the summer and be sure to use cannabis safely!