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Department of Health launches adult marijuana consumer education campaign

The Washington State Department of Health’s, Marijuana Prevention and Education Program is excited to announce the launch of the Know This About Cannabis campaign.

This is the first statewide campaign directed at legal, non-medical consumers in Washington. Know This About Cannabis aims to increase awareness about the risks, rules, and responsibilities around retail, non-medical, cannabis use. Ultimately, our goal is to reduce impaired driving, prevent use while pregnant or breastfeeding, and keep cannabis products out of the hands of youth.

RAND study asks what effects do medical marijuana ads have on adolescents?

Adolescents who view more advertising for medical marijuana are more likely to use marijuana, express intentions to use the drug and have more-positive expectations about the substance, according to a new RAND Corporation study

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Department of Health Launches You Can Campaign

On Monday, April 9, 2018, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) launched a statewide campaign, You Can, the next evolution of Listen2YourSelfie – DOH's first Marijuana Prevention and Education Program to educate youth about the health effects and consequences of using marijuana. The new campaign encourages young people to pursue their future dreams and immediate personal goals – and helps them to see that marijuana may distract from those dreams and goals.

Teleconference - Marijuana Packaging & Labeling Rules

Prevention WINS, Washington Poison Center, and WASAVP invite you to join a call on Wednesday, March 14th at 3:30pm to share your thoughts on proposed rules changes to marijuana packaging and labeling rules, warnings, and product requirements.

The goal of this call is to craft a list of talking points and a letter to be submitted in response to the proposed rulemaking.  These points and letter would be shared with others in the human services field.

Findings Released - 2017 Monitoring the Future Survey

Originally posted on December 14, 2017

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