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Talking with Your Teens About Washington's New Marijuana Laws

You've talked with your teens about the health, safety and legal consequences of underage drinking, but what about marijuana?  Before you talk with your teens, do you know the facts about the effects on teen health?  Do you know how to talk with your teen, what to do and how to help if your teen is already using marijuana?  Are you clear on what the new laws are for Washington?

Two new publications, A Parent's Guide to Preventing Marijuana Use, and Marijuana: Know the Facts, are available at www.learnaboutmarijuanawa.org.  These and other resources will help you join the conversation that teens are already having, and be a source of accurate information.

Start talking now about the risks of alcohol and marijuana use, and keep the conversation going all through the teen years.  You are the number one influence on your children and teens.