Student marijuana survey gives cause for hope

3/20/17–The latest state data on underage marijuana use offers encouragement. Washington health officials last week released results of the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey, compiled from responses given by 230,000 students in all 39 counties last fall. The survey of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders indicates that overall drug use rates have held steady since the last survey in 2014, and that most teens know better than to mess with alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other substances. Read