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Resources for parents and caregivers

Research shows that parents and caregivers are the most powerful influence a youth's life.

You can prevent and reduce youth marijuana use by:

  • Educating yourself
  • Talking early and talking often about making safe and healthy choices
  • Modeling healthy and safe behaviors
  • Setting boundaries and ensuring your youth knows you do not condone youth marijuana use

We need your help! MVAPE Environmental Scanning

Recent COVID-19 allowances for retail marijuana and vape shop licensees have changed local community environments across King County. The MVAPE form is a tool that youth and adults can use to document marijuana and vape sales environments, messaging, activity and personal reflections while walking their neighborhood. E-mail completed forms to mvapecommunityassessment@gmail.com by October 1, 2020.

All data will be "rolled up" into a conglomerated report for the purpose of gathering data, increasing awareness and informing state level policy discussions on the community effects of relaxed sales policies (curbside service and walk up window sales) during COVID-19 social distance measures.


 

Youth Marijuana Preventiono Toolkit for parents, teachers and adults

Youth Marijuana Prevention Toolkit
A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Adults

A simple, comprehensive resource for parents and other influential adults on the health and safety effects of youth marijuana use, Washington state's marijuana laws, and popular marijuana products.

Download the guide (PDF)


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Sarah Ross-Viles, MPH, Program Manager

Email: srossviles@kingcounty.gov

Phone: 206-263-8955

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