The King County Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program (KC-YMPEP) is a regional effort led by Public Health—Seattle & King County and the King County Department of Community and Human Services, with funding support from the Washington State Department of Health's Dedicated Marijuana Account.
We work with communities, partners, and priority populations to reduce marijuana initiation among King County youth by ensuring that all youth have the information and tools they need to make healthy decisions about marijuana. This page is designed to strengthen efforts by providing best practices, resources, and locally relevant information for youth marijuana prevention and education.
- Youth Marijuana Prevention Toolkit: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Adults (5.9 Mb)
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.
- Marijuana and health blogs, Public Health Insider
- Explore King County data on youth marijuana use:
- Health effects of marijuana, CDC
- Learn About Marijuana, UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute
- Marijuana business licenses for King County, King County Permitting Division
- Washington Recovery Help Line
This anonymous, confidential 24-hour help line is for those experiencing substance use disorder, problem gambling, and/or a mental health challenge.