Retail Cannabis



One in five Washington 10th graders have used marijuana recently

Cannabis Prevention and Education Program

The first retail cannabis stores opened in July 2014. Cannabis remains illegal for people under the age of 21.

As directed by Initiative 502 (I-502), the Washington State Department of Health provides the following resources:

  • A public health hotline:
  • Community grants that support the prevention and reduction of cannabis use by youth.
  • Media-based education campaign, You Can targets youth ages 12-17.