In line with recent calls for Washington to “get it right” and for “strict controls” on the state’s new marijuana marketplace, the Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WSAVP) recommends the implementation of policies to prevent youth marijuana use and promote healthy communities.

Among those policies are:

Restrict marijuana advertising beyond what is included in I-502, which does not address mass media, such as magazines, television and the Internet. Marijuana already is advertised in mainstream publications despite a federal ban on advertising controlled substances.

Restrict product sampling in stores, farmers markets, or any retail outlet.
Mandatory responsible vendor program for all licensed vendors, including medical marijuana outlets to prevent sales to minors and reduce theft and robbery.

Extend smoke-free laws to include marijuana smoke.

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