Retail Marijuana

Marijuana Prevention and Education Program

The first retail marijuana stores opened in July 2014. Marijuana 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: http://www.warecoveryhelpline.org.
  • Community grants that support the prevention and reduction of marijuana use by youth.
  • Media-based education campaign, You Can targets youth ages 12-17.