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Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Inventory of Programs for the Prevention and Treatment of Youth Cannabis Use

Initiative 502 (I-502) legalized recreational cannabis for adults in Washington State. The law directs a portion of cannabis revenues to be spent on substance abuse prevention and treatment services that have been demonstrated to be effective. Specifically, state law requires at least 85% of programs funded by cannabis revenues to be evidence-based or research-based and up to 15% to be promising practices.

The 2018 Washington State Legislature directed WSIPP to conduct additional cannabis research, supplemental to the ongoing benefit-cost evaluation of cannabis legalization authorized by Initiative 502 in 2012. As part of this supplemental research, WSIPP is updating our inventory of evidence-based, research-based, and promising programs for youth cannabis prevention and treatment. This will be the fourth update to this inventory.

The inventory and accompanying report will be published in December 2019.
Eva Westley, (360) 664-9089 View Legislation