Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education

Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education

Contact: Jan Ward Olmstead, MPA, Public Health Policy and Project Advisor,

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Upcoming Webinar Series:

Tall Cop website:

Marijuana edibles, synthetics and other popular youth-based drug products/trends
Friday, June 19, 2020 – (9 am to 10:30 am Pacific)

This session will highlight various forms of popular marijuana edibles.  Furthermore, the session will talk about various different synthetic drugs some of which can be placed into edible forms.  Attendees will also learn the differences between the different drug edibles and the various forms of synthetic drugs.  Finally, this session will cover popular youth drug clothing and drug terms.

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Session #5-TBD, informed by series participants
Friday, June 26, 2020 (9am to 10:30am Pacific)
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Questions? Please contact Erin James at

Erin James, MBA, CPP

Outreach Marijuana & Opiate Prevention Coordinator

King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division

Department of Community and Human Services

401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 400

Seattle, WA 98104


2019 Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Ciggarette Use, or Vaping

The latest findings from the investigation into lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, suggest products containing THC play a role in the outbreak.

  • CDC has received data on substances used in e-cigarettes or vaping products in the 30 days prior to symptom onset among 514 patients.
    • About 77% reported using THC-containing products; 36% reported exclusive use of THC-containing products.
    • About 57% reported using nicotine-containing products; 16% reported exclusive use of nicotine-containing products.


2019 Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping

Read the Executive Order 19-03: here.

Sources for Washington’s Vaping Flavor Ban:

  • Washington State Board of Health –
  • Liquor Cannabis Board-
    • Updates include content regarding:

      • Specific pages for Cannabis licensees and Tobacco/Vapor licensees;
      • Table stating “What’s Allowed” and “Not Allowed” in the emergency rule;
      • Disposition of product;
      • Enforcement information; and
      • Links to required signage.

      Please continue to return to the page for the most current information. Thank you.

Sources for updates on Vaping Illness:

Initial Q&A with Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) on Compliance

  • Signage can be downloaded and accessed under the Required Signs tab on LCB’s website: here.  Licensees print their own signs.
  • LCB officers will be enforcing compliance with signage and flavor ban at both marijuana and non-THC vapor product retailers.
  • LCB officers will start with educational visits and then shift into active compliance mode (after about two weeks).
  • Noncompliance can be reported via the usual channels: either local LCB officers or LCB’s home page Report a Violation box.
  • Active checking for product on shelves will not likely begin for a couple of weeks (though we are not sharing that with licensees).

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