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Resources for teachers and community organizations

Resources for teachers and community organizations

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)

Educational campaigns

Educational campaigns

Statewide campaigns
Campaign toolkits

The Washington Department of Health provides social press kits for each of their campaigns. The toolkits are password protected—contact Sarah Ross-Viles at for access.

Local campaigns

Youth Leadership Initiative

Youth Leadership Initiative

The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) is a coordinated group of youth leaders and adult facilitators who work to change favorable youth attitudes toward underage marijuana use. The YLI will work on changing favorable attitudes by increasing resilience planning in and amongst youth, building and strengthening leadership and communication skills with YLI participants, and empowering YLI participants to continually shape planning and implementation of YLI program initiatives.

For more information about this work or to get involved, contact Erin James, Outreach Marijuana Prevention Coordinator, at

In 2017, youth leaders developed a series of public service announcements to explain why youth marijuana use is concerning.

View the videos to hear from the youth, in their own words, below.

Steer Clear of underage marijuana use

Youth—in their own words | View on YouTube

Don't ride with a marijuana impaired driver

With King County data | View on YouTube

Don't let marijuana get in the way of your dreams

View on YouTube

Don't ride with a marijuana impaired driver

Short version | View on YouTube




Additional resources

Substance use prevention:

  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
  • Athena Forum
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Teen support: TeenLink, 1-866-TEENLINK

Resources, services, and access to treatment:

Washington Recovery Helpline, 1-866-789-1511

A Parent's Guide to Preventing Underage Marijuana Use

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