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​Cannabis, also known as marijuana, weed, pot or dope, is a plant that contains a chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC can cause a mind-altering “high”. Cannabis can be smoked, vaped or consumed as edibles. Edibles are products made with cannabis that you can eat or drink. Edibles often come in cookies, chocolate, gummy candy and beverages. THC can effect your brain, lungs, heart and mental health. 

Cannabis also contains a chemical called cannabidiol (CBD), CBD does not cause a "high" and is currently used in various products including food, beverages, oils and lotions.

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If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of THC poisoning, call 911 immediately. 

THC poisoning/overdose most often occurs when someone eats too much of a THC infused food or drink product.

  • Children and pets are more likely to experience THC poisonings because edibles often look like candy or treats and they eat too many.
  • If a child or pet eats or drinks a THC product, regardless of symptoms, immediately call a medical professional, 911 or MN Poison Control.

The MN Poison Control System has poison experts available 24/7 for all poison emergencies and questions. Do not wait for symptoms to appear.

Signs of poisoning:

  • Sleepiness.
  • Rapid heart rate.
  • Nausea/vomiting.
  • Slurred speech.

Current and new legislation

Ramsey County's position on cannabis