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Washington Marijuana Laws
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Both medical and recreational marijuana is legal in the state of Washington.

You must be over the age of 21 and have a valid ID from any US State. International passports will work as well. Some local jurisdictions have banned dispensaries within city limits but-but it’s still legal to possess anywhere in the state.

Limits:

You can purchase up to one ounce of cannabis Customers can purchase the following at one time.
– 1 ounce of cannabis flower
– Seven grams for concentrates
– 16 ounces for edibles
– 72 ounces for liquids

These limits also apply to possession of a person at one time. Any more than this can be deemed as “intent to distribute.”

Consuming marijuana:

It is against the laws to smoke in any public place. An example would be smoking on a sidewalk, on a bus, in a cab, etc. When it comes to consumption, it’s still best to stick to private homes, social clubs, or private events catering to a cannabis-friendly environment.

Driving Laws:

Under the influence is considered five nanograms per milliliter of THC in the bloodstream.

Cultivation:

It’s illegal for dispensaries, processors and private growers to grow their own marijuana. Doing so will result in a large fine and up to 5 years in jail regardless of intent to sell.

Only licensed grow facilities are allowed to grow and harvest marijuana.

Underage consumption.

You must be 21 years old to purchase and use marijuana. in Washington.

Medical marijuana patients:

Medical marijuana remained fairly unregulated until July 2016 when the state closed down all medical marijuana dispensaries and co-ops. This also included farmers markets where patients could make donations for marijuana edibles, concentrates, and flower. Patients with medical marijuana certificates are now able to purchase from licensed marijuana retailer shops tax-free.

Limits for medical patients:

Three ounces of usable marijuana
Forty-eight ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form
Two hundred sixteen ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form or
Twenty-one grams of marijuana concentrate

Cardholders may also grow in their home or as a member of a cooperative:

Six plants for personal medical use, and
Possess up to eight ounces of usable marijuana produced from their plants.
If the patient’s healthcare practitioner determines the patient requires more than the presumptive amount, they may authorize:

Up to 15 plants for personal medical use, and
May possess 16 ounces of usable marijuana produced from their plants.
Note: No more than 15 plants may be grown or located in any one housing unit even if multiple qualifying patients or designated providers reside in the housing unit. The only exception will be for cooperative gardens established under SB 5052.

Qualified patients and designated providers with a valid authorization form who choose not to be entered into the database may:

Purchase only the amounts allowed for non-patients.

Grow in their home:

Four plants for personal medical use, and
Possess up to six ounces of usable marijuana produced from their plants.
Note: No more than 15 plants may be grown or located in any one housing unit even if multiple qualifying patients or designated providers reside in the housing unit. The only exception will be for cooperatives.

Non-recognition card holders

Qualified patients and designated providers with a valid authorization form who choose not to be entered into the database may:

Purchase only the amounts allowed for non-patients, 21 and older as listed above.
Grow in their home:
Four plants for personal medical use, and
Possess up to six ounces of usable marijuana produced from their plants.
Patients and designated providers who aren’t entered into the database are limited to four plants and six ounces of usable marijuana even if a higher number of plants is indicated on their authorization. Patients and designated providers who aren’t entered into the database have only an affirmative defense to criminal prosecution.