Marijuana was legalized in 2012 in Washington State for adults 21 years of age and older. Locally, several marijuana retail outlets have opened in the city of Vancouver.

Multiple state agencies have worked together to put the most important marijuana information on a single website: We encourage all parents to make sure they talk with their kids about making healthy choices.

Talk to your kids about Washington's new marijuana laws. Read A Parent's Guide to Preventing Underage Marijuana Use for more information. 

Prevent Coalition is a community organization formed to increase community collaboration, awareness and reduce youth substance abuse in Clark County.  Read about their efforts to address youth substance use and create a healthy, thriving community in Clark County.

The law has changed for adults 21 years of age and over, but not for youth. If you are under 21, you can be charged with Minor in Possession. If you have more than 40 grams, it is a Class "C" felony ($10,000 fine and/or 10 years in jail).

Additional Information:

Washington State Department of Health Marijuana Prevention and Education Program


For more information, contact the Chronic Disease Prevention team.