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This website provides information for parents and community members about the risks of underage drinking and proven ways we can help more teens.
With Halloween right around the corner, the Washington Poison Center is warning parents to be on the look-out for marijuana-edibles that may be mistaken for Halloween candy.
A variety of candy-style products exist in the medical marijuana market. Marijuana-edibles can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes, and types that often resemble traditional candies and sweets in their product name and/or appearance, such as brownies, candy bars, cookies, and gummy bears. Both medical and recreational marijuana contain enough THC, the active chemical in marijuana, to cause symptoms in...
34 community groups implemented a variety of Let's Draw the Line Between Youth and Alcohol activities, including community rallies and media campaigns. More than 260 Community Assessment of Neighborhood Stores (CANS) surveys were completed.
8 Law Enforcement Partnerships communities conducted 161 alcohol compliance checks where underage individuals attempt to purchase alcohol and 79 alcohol purchase surveys where young looking adults test whether they are asked for their identification when purchasing alcohol. Retailers improved their compliance check performance from 83.6% in the first round of checks to 88.6% in the second round.
Are you waiting for your kids to talk to you about marijuana? Now that marjuana is legal in Washington for those who are 21 and older, it's more important than ever for parents to talk with their kids about not using marijuana.
A new toolkit, Preventing Underage Marijuana Use, is now available for educating middle and high-school aged youth and their parents about the health and safety risks for young people, and about Washington's marijuana law.
The toolkit includes a parent's guide with tips for preventing underage use of marijuana, the warning signs of teen marijuana use, and how to get help if a teen is...