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The Florida Department of Health (DOH) continues to focus on the health and safety of Florida’s families and is dedicated to ensuring patients have safe access to low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana. We are pleased to provide this weekly update on the DOH Office of Medical Marijuana Use’s (OMMU) diligent work implementing the many requirements in Amendment 2 and those set by the Florida Legislature in section 381.986, F.S. (2018).

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4, and drownings send an average of 5,900 children younger than 15 years of age to the emergency room each year.

Practicing simple water safety steps can help keep your family safer around water.

Not sure where to begin? Start with these steps:

Never leave a child unattended in or near water. Teach children how to swim. Teach children to stay away from pool or spa drains. Ensure that all pools and spas – both in your backyard and at any public pool you may visit – have compliant drain covers. Install proper barriers, covers and alarms on and around your pool and spa. Learn how to perform CPR on children and adults.

To learn more about drowning prevention, visit poolsafely.gov (PDF, 497kB)

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