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