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DBHR - Community Forum on Implementation of Initiative 502

Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR), is hosting a series of Community Forums regarding implementing our legislative mandate for Initiative 502.

The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR), along with our state agency partners 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 campaign for adults and youth, prevention hotline, youth marijuana use prevention, youth treatment, and evaluation. We will share our plans for implementing our legislative mandate and provide an opportunity for input from our partners, service providers and community.

Dates and Locations:

Please RSVP for the locations below at Seating is limited to approximately 100.

  • Yakima – October 2, 2013 – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

West Valley Fire Department 10000 Zier Rd, Yakima 98908----Free parking lot

  • Spokane – October 3rd – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Spokane County Sherriff’s Office Training Center 10319 E Appleway Blvd, Spokane Valley 99206----Free parking lot

  • Seattle – October 4, 2013 – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

YMCA-Seattle 909 4th Avenue, Seattle 98104----Meter parking on the street

  • Vancouver – October 8, 2013 – 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Northwest Regional Training Center 11606 NE 66th Street, Suite 103, Vancouver 98662----Free parking lot

  • Webinar – October 9, 2013 – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To join the webinar you must RSVP at:

Who should  attend:

  • Community providers, members and volunteers interested in prevention of youth marijuana abuse
  • Community coalitions with focus on Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Community and public health professionals
  • School administrators
  • Treatment providers



Contact P. Scott McCarty at


For questions about a reasonable accommodation for the DBHR public forum, please contact our ADA Coordinator Ronnie San Nicolas at 360-725-1280 or email: .  You can also contact our state TTY service, by calling the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.  For all other accommodations, please contact us 2-3 weeks prior to the event to process in a timely manner. (Examples: sign language interpreter, seat in front, etc.)