Learn About Marijuana
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Adult Recreational Marijuana Consumers

Information on this page is intended to help adult consumers of marijuana understand and minimize their risks from use. Remember, you must be 21 or older to use marijuana legally in Washington State. (See also: Factsheets 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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Marijuana in Seattle, history, zoning, fines, and FAQs


WATCH: Facts About Marijuana: Washington's Law, Impaired Driving, and Health
video from the Washington State Department of Health (2015)


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.

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