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Lightfoot, officials announce 'Cannabis Facts' campaign
2019-11-25

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With the legalization of cannabis in the state of Illinois on Jan. 1, 2020, Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) are issuing guidance and precautionary information for those who plan to consume products recreationally.

To ensure a safe and responsible implementation of legalized cannabis, the City is rolling out a new public service awareness campaign called Cannabis Facts Chicago aimed at offering residents, particularly parents and guardians, information on the potential impact of recreational cannabis as well as tips for adults on how to consume cannabis safely if they choose to do so.

The City is encouraging residents considering consuming cannabis ( and who must be at least 21 ) to review health and safety tips, such as protecting their brains, knowing their does, avoiding frequent use, not driving while high and abstaining if one if pregnant or breast-feeding.

For more information, visit www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdph/provdrs/healthy_living/svcs/cannabis-facts-chicago.html .


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