The Department of Social and Health Services - Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR), along with our partnering agencies, is pleased to provide the Underage Marijuana Use Prevention Toolkit.
The toolkit is intended to support your efforts to educate youth and families about the law and the health and safety risks of marijuana for young people. The information will empower parents in using proven prevention strategies, knowing the signs of marijuana use, and how to get help.
The toolkit contains the following resources:
- A letter to prevention partners
- A prevention guide for parents: Now that Marijuana is legal for Adults in Washington, developed by Seattle Children’s Hospital and revised and printed for statewide distribution by DBHR.
- A rack card, Marijuana: Know the Facts / What Parents Need to Know, with facts about the impacts of marijuana and I-502, developed by the Washington State Liquor Control Board. Also available in Cambodian-Khmer, Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Mien, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
- DVD: Marijuana and Teens After I-502, developed by Mercer Island Youth and Families. This can also be viewed on YouTube.
- DVD developed by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission: Marijuana Facts: Washington’s Law, Impaired Driving, and Teen Health Spanish
- Advertising messages for use as posters, online ads, social media, signs and other formats, and instructions for using the messages.
- Advertising messages for billboards.
- Print ads developed by the WA Dept. of Health
- Digital ads and radio ads developed by the WA Dept. of Health
- Talking points for communicating key messages to parents and teens through social media and other online content, and interviews with news media.
- A fact sheet about state agency roles in implementing I-502, and contacts.
To order free print copies of the parent’s guide and rack card, visit DBHR’s publications page for instructions.