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Like any medicine, medical marijuana can be misused.

 

Marijuana should always be used in a safe and responsible manner.

Treat medical marijuana just like any other medicine.

Store all marijuana products in its original packaging and keep in a hidden, out-of-sight and out-of-reach place.

Keep marijuana products away from children and pets.

Do not drive under the influence of marijuana.

Do not condone teen marijuana use.

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