This document provides a summary of Washington’s rules and laws to regulate cannabis, and provides the prevention workforce in Washington with information that supports:
- Prevention of youth cannabis use
- Prevention of adult cannabis misuse (heavy use and/or risky behaviors)
The information is organized into six sections. First, a description of the regulatory bodies that create and oversee the regulatory system; then regulatory components organized as “5 Ps for Prevention.” These elements of regulation are most relevant to preventing any cannabis use by youth and unsafe use by adults.