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Adult Recreational Marijuana Consumers

The information on this page is intended to help adult consumers of recreational marijuana understand and minimize their risks from use. (See also: Factsheet on Marijuana Edibles and Vaping.)

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Recreational Marijuana for Adults: How Marijuana Users Can Minimize Risks

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Marijuana Use in Washington State: An Adult Consumer's Guide. What You Need to Know

From the WA State Liquor & Cannabis Board, updated 3/2015.

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SeattleMarijuana in Seattle, zoning, licenses, fines, and more. PLUS FAQs about legal marijuana in Seattle.


Video from Washington State Dept. of Health & Human Services



Frequently Asked Questions

Adults who don't have heart disease or psychiatric conditions, don't use marijuana while pregnant or when it's dangerous (before or while driving, e.g.), and only use marijuana occasionally probably aren't at risk of harm to their health.

You must be 21 or older to use marijuana legally in Washington State.

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