Patient And Customer Resources
Consumer Education Materials
Marijuana Strains & Cannabinoids
Sativa V Indica
Methods of Administration & Dosing
Tolerance, Dependence, & Withdrawal
Although different drugs have different physical effects, the symptoms of addiction are similar. If you recognize the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, consider talking to someone about your drug use. Some examples of signs and symptoms of substance abuse are:
- Neglecting responsibilities at school, work, or home because of drug use;
- Using drugs under dangerous conditions or taking risks while high;
- An increase in drug tolerance;
- Taking drugs to avoid or relieve withdrawal symptoms, which may include nausea, sweating, shakiness, and extreme anxiety;
- Causing problems in relationships;
- Abandoning enjoyed activities;
- Continue using drugs, despite knowledge of potential and actual harms; or
- Losing control over drug use.
Physical dependence to marijuana has not been substantiated by extensive research, but frequent or heavy use of marijuana can lead to increased tolerance resulting in the need for higher doses and different strains. For additional information on tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal, visit: https://drugabuse.com/marijuana-abuse/
HelpGuide.org is a non-profit dedicated to improving mental and emotional health and provides resources to recognize abuse and addiction. Help Guide provides a guide to common signs and symptoms of drug abuse and addiction. For more information about substance abuse and addiction, visit: https://www.helpguide.org/home-pages/addictions.htm
- Marijuana has not been analyzed or approved by the FDA, there is limited information on side effects, there may be health risks associated with using Marijuana, and it should be kept away from children;
- Consumers should speak with a healthcare provider before using marijuana, especially if they are using medications.
- Consumers have reported a variety of side effects associated with the use of marijuana including dry mouth, dizziness, paranoia, anxiety, slowed reactions times, and impaired motor skills. Side effects can vary for different consumers.
- It is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana (M.G.L. c.90, s.24).
- Marijuana consumption is not permitted in public, and furthermore, consumption is not permitted in or around LOCAL’s’s facilities.
- Consumers may possess on their person up to one ounce of marijuana flower, 500mg of THC in edibles, or five grams of marijuana concentrate. That carry limit is also the purchase per day limit per customer.
- At home, consumers may possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana flower (or its equivalent) that should be kept away from children and locked to avoid accidental ingestion.
- Individuals can only share or gift up to 1 ounce of marijuana flower (or its equivalent) with adults ages 21 and over, without any form of compensation.
- Like alcohol, consumers may not have an open container of adult-use marijuana/marijuana products in the passenger area of their car.
- An “open container” includes a package with its seal broken or a package from which the contents have been partially removed. The “passenger area” does not include a trunk or a locked glove compartment.
- Consumers are not allowed to cross state lines with marijuana or marijuana products.