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Majority of WA Students Perceive Marijuana as "Not Risky"

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Majority of WA Students Perceive Marijuana as "Not Risky" Majority of WA Students Perceive Marijuana as "Not Risky"
SEATTLE (AP) - The most recent Statewide Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) reveals high school students can easily get their hands on marijuana and don't see any risk from smoking pot once or twice. 

While high school smoking of tobacco continues to decrease, marijuana use has remained stable over the past two years. 66% of 12th graders and 53% of 10th graders said marijuana is easy or very easy to get. 

More than 200,000 students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 in Washington public schools took the survey in October 2014. They answered a variety of questions about their health and behaviors. 

County prevention coordinators, community public health and safety networks, among other organizations utilize this data to guide policy and youth-oriented programs. 

The HYS is conducted every two years. To access the full report, visit: askhys.net

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