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Youth Health and Marijuana


Youth Leadership Forum

Youth are invited to the free monthly Youth Leadership Forum, beginning on January 6, 2021! WA state youth 12yrs-17yrs can join monthly Zoom meetings that support youth to build leadership skills while addressing problems in their communities. Monthly topics will include mental health awareness, safety, substance misuse and living without a home. Each month will focus on one of these topics and come up with ideas on how WA youth can work together to increase hope, awareness and access to resources. Youth will have opportunities to engage their peers in Tik Tok challenges and a Statewide youth-led prevention campaign.

Download a flyer to learn how to register for this event.


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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About us

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.

  • King County Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program Strategic Plan, 2018-2023