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.
Eva Westley, (360) 664-9089
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.