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Certain activities, like climbing ladders or using power tools, are dangerous under any circumstances. These dangers are amplified while you are experiencing marijuana’s psychoactive effects. Do not attempt to use hazardous products while you are using your medication.

Fires and Burns

To minimize the risk of starting a fire or sustaining a burn injury, try using a vaporizer instead of a pipe, bong, or other smoking apparatus. Keep a close eye on the vaporizer’s heating element, and do not leave the device switched on or plugged in when you leave your home or apartment. Allow the vaporizer to cool fully before putting it back in its storage space.

Pedestrian Accidents

Drivers and passengers aren’t the only people who can be injured in marijuana-related car accidents. Pay very careful attention to traffic if you are walking outside or riding your bike while under the influence of cannabis. Always use crosswalks, and wait for the light to change when crossing an intersection. If listening to music while walking, keep the volume on your headphones low enough that you can clearly hear the traffic around you.