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Secure your Cannabis

Most Cumberland County teens are not using cannabis, yet nearly half of Cumberland County High School Students in 2021 said cannabis was easy to get1. To protect young minds you can know the Maine laws, start talking with youth about underage cannabis use and keep cannabis secure.
What Counts as Secure?

Out of reach, out of sight, labeled right and sealed up tight. Securing cannabis keeps small children safe from accidental ingestion and protects teen’s developing minds. See options below on how to secure your cannabis.

Everyone who purchases cannabis can secure it or store it in a locking device so youth are not able to access or accidentally ingest it. Partnering with retailers and adults who purchase cannabis products is the best way to get the word out. We’re excited that trusted cannabis retailers are talking with customers about youth health and safety.

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Protect Young Minds:

As adults, we have a responsibility to do what we can to ensure young people in our community grow up to have healthy and strong futures. Cannabis use during the teen years can impact the developing brain and negatively impact school performance, future job prospects, and physical and mental health. By choosing to secure your cannabis, you are doing your part in a community effort to prevent youth cannabis use and accidental ingestion.

Secure Your Cannabis is a community prevention and education project and point of purchase campaign for adults2 Maine Prevention Network professionals in Cumberland County partner with youth, families, local cannabis retailers, communications professionals and more to create community conditions that support positive youth development and bolster protective factors that reduce the likelihood of substance use among youth. This project supports cannabis retailers to have educational materials about safe storage and responsible use to share with their customers


Secure Options

Standard Drawer or Cabinet Lock
Standard Drawer or Cabinet Lock

Purchase a quick and easy to install Steel Cam Lock at your local hardware store or online. A Cam Lock can be mounted to metal or wood doors and drawer panels using a few simple tools. 

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Magnetic Cabinet Lock

Magnetic Cabinet Lock

These clever Rev-A-Shelf Rev-A-Lock magnetic locks are invisible from the outside of the cabinet. Once installed, the cabinet door can only be opened by placing the powerful magnetic knob-like “key” on the outside face – in just the right spot. Lock assembly can attach to wood, glass, metal, and particle board cabinets.

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Combination Medicine Lock BoxCombination Medicine Lock Box
Safer Lock Box Secure Medicine Box with 4-Digit Combination Lock is certified child-resistant with a user friendly, food grade hard plastic design that fits multiple medicine bottles and locks with a 4-digit combination code of your choosing. Safer Lock Boxes can be a portable option or can be securely mounted to a closet or cabinet shelf using a couple nuts and bolts.

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Standard Steel Bank/Cash BoxStandard Steel Bank Cash Box

Use a standard bank or cash box like the Honeywell Cash Management Box for locking up medication. The boxes are made of steel, come in different sizes with a removable slotted tray, and can be a portable option or can be securely mounted to a closet or cabinet shelf using a couple nuts and bolts.

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Money Bag with Lock


Money Bag with Lock

A more discreet and easy-to-store option is a money bag. Cannabis can fit in a small locking device typically designed for money or pills.

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Large Fridge Storage


Large Fridge Storage

This box can fit in your fridge and secure all your valuables in a convenient location.

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1 - Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Department of Education. (2021) 2021 Detailed reports-Cumberland County Detailed High School Report. https://www.maine.gov/miyhs/2021-results
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This campaign was developed by the Prevent Coalition in Clark County, Washington. Cumberland County Public Health Department appreciates their sharing the design of the cards and website materials for us to use locally. You can find the original campaign at this link