Washington’s pot law hasn’t meant more use by kids, new study says

Admissions for publicly funded treatment fell in the three years after I-502 was enacted
The Seattle Times (US)
Friday, September 1, 2017

initiative 502Youth use of pot and cannabis-abuse treatment admissions have not increased in Washington since marijuana was legalized, according to a new analysis by the state Legislature’s think tank. Under Initiative 502, the state’s legal-pot law, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) is required to conduct periodic cost-benefit analyses of legalization on issues ranging from drugged-driving to prenatal use of marijuana. One of those reports was due after three years of legal sales. But the report was limited in scope to just a few impacts — including the degree of youth use and adult use, treatment admissions and criminal convictions.