The passage of Initiative 502 (I-502) by
Washington State voters legalizes the use of
marijuana for adults age 21 and up.
use by anyone under the age
of 21 remains against Washington State law.
Marijuana use, by anyone, remains against federal law.
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
"Marijuana Use and Youth" fact sheet was
developed for parents and guardians. Please
feel free to distribute.
Marijuana Talk Kit What you need to
know to talk with your teen about marijuana.
Facts about marijuana
Why marijuana is still risky for teens
Ways to talk with your teen about marijuana
What you should - and shouldn't - say to your teen when talking about marijuana
How to respond to your teen's questions and arguments
Resources to help
New Information on Marijuana
Edibles or "Medibles"
Marijuana edibles are food or beverages that
contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main
substance in marijuana that causes the effects seen
in people. Please click
additional information, such as:
- What are edibles and are they legal?
- What is the difference between smoking and
- Consequences of ingesting too much THC?
- Concerns about edibles and kids.
- Safe storage of edibles.
Basic Facts for Parents
Marijuana use can negatively impact the health
How Addiction Works
Adolescence is a critical time to prevent drug
abuse and addiction.
The following resources detail some of the
scientific findings related to the health effects of
Information and resources made available on this
page by: National Institute on Drug Abuse,
Seattle Children's Hospital, Washington State Liquor
Control Board, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, PBS,
University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Institute, Washington State Department of Licensing,
Washington State Criminal Justice Training
Commission, US Department of Justice, and Washington