Free Cannabis Lockboxes Available for Eaton County Residents

June 20th, 2024 Safety & Education
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The Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) is set to host a drive-through cannabis lockbox giveaway on Saturday, June 22nd from 11am to 2pm. This event will take place at the main entrance of the BEDHD Charlotte Office, located at 1033 Health Care Dr. Charlotte, MI 48813. Residents of Eaton County can drive up to receive a free cannabis lockbox, with no questions asked and no personal information collected. It is important to note that State of Michigan employees are not eligible for this giveaway.

This initiative is funded through a grant from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Cannabis Regulatory Agency, via the Marihuana Operation and Oversight Grants for Counties for Eaton County. The Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP), which is part of the Cannabis Regulatory Agency, administers the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act passed by voters in 2008. Additionally, the Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force (BCSATF) is also a recipient of these grants for Barry County.

Even though medical and recreational cannabis are legal in Michigan, it remains crucial for community members to secure their cannabis to prevent accidental access. Lockboxes are an effective way for adults to keep cannabis products out of reach of children and pets, who are at risk of adverse health effects from accidental ingestion. A national study published in the journal Pediatrics highlighted a sharp increase in such incidents, with reported cases of accidental consumption of cannabis edibles by children under six rising from just over 200 in 2017 to 3,054 in 2021—a staggering increase of 1,375%. Utilizing cannabis lockboxes can significantly reduce these risks, ensuring community safety while supporting the medicinal use of cannabis in Eaton County.

For further information about cannabis, you can visit the BEDHD website at If you have any questions about the lockbox giveaway event or the Marihuana Operation and Oversight Grant, please contact Emily Smale using the information provided below.

Additionally, the Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force will be distributing lockboxes at another event on June 22nd, from 10am to 1pm, at the Barry County Community Mental Health parking lot located at 500 Barfield Dr. Hastings, MI 49058.

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