Let’s Talk Cannabis ~ Resources from the California Department of Public Health

November 7, 2017

Thanks to Cindy Wilson, Director of Public Health Nursing & Maternal Child Adolescent Health Director, Nevada County Public Health Department, for this info.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is committed to providing you with the facts you need to make safe and informed choices.

By sharing science-based information, CDPH is working to increase awareness about cannabis and how it affects our bodies, minds, and health.


New “Let’s Talk Cannabis” Web Page Launched

Recently the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched its health information and education campaign about what is legal in California and the potential impacts of cannabis use.

“CDPH engaged in extensive conversations with stakeholders in California and partners in other states with legalized cannabis to target the most vulnerable populations and apply their lessons learned,” said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. “We are committed to providing Californians with science-based information to ensure safe and informed choices.” CDPH has and will continue to incorporate the latest data available into public messages to increase awareness about how cannabis affects bodies, minds and health.

On CDPH’s website, individuals can find information about legal, safe and responsible use, and health information for youth, pregnant and breastfeeding women, parents and mentors, and health care providers. CDPH produced fact sheets with safe storage tips and the important things Californians need to know about purchasing and possessing cannabis for personal use. An educational digital toolkit for local governments and community organizations will be available in the future.

For additional information, visit the Let’s Talk Cannabis webpage: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/DO/letstalkcannabis/Pages/LetsTalkCannabis.aspx

Here’s a pdf with the above info: CDPH Cannabis Website_11-01-17

Here are two fact sheets: