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Doctor, researchers call for I-502 promises to be upheld

New state budget accounts for drug prevention and education, but experts know more work is needed

A year after recreational marijuana use was legalized in Washington state, very little money from taxes—which total over $60 million—has been put toward education, prevention and treatment, despite the fact that more young people seek help for marijuana use than any other drug.

University of Washington researchers shared their perspectives on this issue and how more funding for marijuana education would benefit different populations.

  • Leslie Walker, professor of pediatrics
  • Kevin Haggerty, associate professor of social work
  • Richard Kosterman, research scientist