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Cannabis & Youth: What Science Says (an educational Zoom event) February 9th at 6pm

For most people, it’s been a challenge to think beyond the all-consuming, continued waves of a pandemic as well as other difficult events. Yet there are parts of everyone’s lives, and in particular the lives of youth, that can complicate their abilities to live fully now and in the future. By taking a moment and considering youth marijuana or cannabis use, in particular, may complicate their health and wellbeing, we can better understand what actions they may be taking and how we can best support them. Even under difficult, adverse conditions, behaviors that negatively impact youth can improve.

On Wednesday, February 9th at 6:00pm there will be a special virtual event featuring Dr. Jason Kilmer from the University of Washington and another guest speaker (TBD). First, Dr. Kilmer will help refresh our knowledge about the impact of marijuana on youth wellness now and for their future.

Second, we’ll offer a short informational update from a special guest to let people know what measures elected representatives in Washington State are considering that can impact youth, public health, education, and marijuana sales as well. After all, the actions we take collectively to impact our local and state laws and policies will also impact how our youth perceive marijuana and what response they receive if they do.

We hope that you’ll join us to reconnect with important, interesting, and informative presentations to better understand and support youth in our communities! Please share the event information with other interested community members and decision makers.

This event is sponsored in conjunction with CHOICE Regional Health Network by Capital Region ESD 133, Thurston County Public Health & Social Services, Grays Harbor Public Health & Social Services and Lewis County Public Health. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Gosar via email at

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