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  marijuana use and Youth  

The passage of Initiative 502 (I-502) by Washington State voters legalizes the use of marijuana for adults age 21 and up.  Non-medical marijuana use by anyone under the age of 21 remains against Washington State law.  Marijuana use, by anyone, remains against federal law.


Marijuana and Youth

There are health implications to consider before making an informed choice on whether or not to use marijuana. The resources listed on this page are provided to improve understanding of how marijuana use impacts youth.

This fact sheet was developed for parents and guardians. Please feel free to distribute.

Basic Facts for Parents

Marijuana use can negatively impact the health of youth.

How Addiction Works

Adolescence is a critical time to prevent drug abuse and addiction.

Talking With Your Teen

Some approaches to talking with and guiding teens tend to work better.  The following resources provide some things to think about.

Health Effects

The following resources detail some of the scientific findings related to the health effects of marijuana use.

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This page last updated: 12/16/14