For Parents, Guardians, Caregivers

Washington is committed to keeping cannabis away from people under 21 years old. This section has information, proven strategies, and resources about preventing or delaying cannabis use among youth. 

  • What You Can Do
    Have regular conversations with your child. Resources to help you be more effective in these talks can be found at "Start Talking Now" and "Talk. They Hear You". more
  • What to Know
    Parents, caregivers, and other trusted adults play an important role in helping youth and young adults think about the decisions they make now and in the future. Use of substances, including cannabis more
  • Resources
    When cannabis was legalized for adult use in 2012 by voters (Initiative 502), the law included funding for a website that would have science-based information for the public. more





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