Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Learn about plans for marijuana tax revenue

The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) is hosting a series of Community Forums regarding implementing the legislative mandate for Initiative 502.

DBHR, along with other state agencies, has begun to prepare for the funding expected in late 2014 from Initiative 502 (I502) marijuana sales tax revenue. This funding is designated for community assessment, media-based education campaigns for adults and youth, prevention hotline, youth marijuana use prevention, youth treatment, and evaluation.  DBHR will share plans for implementing their legislative mandate and provide an opportunity for input from partners, service providers and community members.

Who should  attend:
  • Community providers, members and volunteers interested in preventing marijuana abuse among youth
  • Community coalitions with a  focus on substance abuse prevention
  • Community and public health professionals
  • School administrators
  • Treatment providers

Dates and Locations:
A community forum will be held in Seattle on October 4, 2013, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Please RSVP at  Seating is limited to approximately 100.

A webinar will be offered October 9, 2013, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  To join the webinar you must RSVP at:

For more information about these forums visit

Questions?  Contact P. Scott McCarty at

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