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 Washington State Medical Marijuana Initiative(s)

Be Aware: Washington State Cannabis Actions Are Irrelevant In The Eyes Of The Federal Government

 

2013 I-502

Current Washington state law regarding growing, processing, dispensing and posession of medical cannabis is dictated by R.C.W. 69.51a (links below) however, the Washington Marijuana Legalization and Regulation, Initiative 502, which was voted in on Nov 6th 2012 by the people of Washington will begin to go into effect on December 6th 2013.

The law(s) will be modified and shaped over the following year and fully implimented in January of 2014. 

The proposed measure legalizes the production, possession, delivery and distribution of marijuana. The initiative regulates the sale of small amounts of marijuana to people 21 and older. According to reports, marijuana grow farms and food processors would be licensed by the Washington State Liquor Control Board. 

Additionally, the measure makes it illegal for a motorist to have more than 5 nanograms of THC (an active ingredient of marijuana) per milliliter of blood in their system.

*ESSENTIALLY THE PRACTICE AND REGULATIONS OF ACQUIRING MEDICAL CANNABIS FROM A QUALIFIED MEDICAL CANNABIS DISPENSARY IN WASHINGTON REMAIN UNCHANGED. TO ACQUIRE MEDICAL CANNABIS IN THE STATE OF WASHBINGTON YOU MUST HAVE:

1) A chronic or temporary ailment that falls under the accepted medical conditions guidelines attributed to R.C.W.69.51a

2) A State of Washington medical cannabis recomendation provided by an approved health care professional

 
If you are currently a medical cannabis user in Washginton following Washington guidelines then you will notice very little change overe the next year regarding your safe access to medical cannabis.

after that...all bets are off!

 

2012 Chapter 69.51a RCW

Medical cannabis(formerly medical marijuana)

Click the rule number in the left column for more information on each section of the law

 

69.51A.005 Purpose and intent.
69.51A.010 Definitions.
69.51A.020 Construction of chapter.
69.51A.025 Construction of chapter — Compliance with RCW 69.51A.040.
69.51A.030 Acts not constituting crimes or unprofessional conduct — Health care professionals not subject to 
penalties or liabilities.
69.51A.040 Compliance with chapter — Qualifying patients and designated providers not subject to penalties — Law enforcement not subject to liability.
69.51A.043 Failure to register — Affirmative defense.
69.51A.045 Possession of cannabis exceeding lawful amount — Affirmative defense.
69.51A.047 Failure to register or present valid documentation — Affirmative defense.
69.51A.050 Medical marijuana, lawful possession — State not liable.
69.51A.055 Limitations of chapter — Persons under supervision.
69.51A.060 Crimes — Limitations of chapter.
69.51A.070 Addition of medical conditions.
69.51A.085 Collective gardens.
69.51A.090 Applicability of valid documentation definition.
69.51A.100 Qualifying patient’s designation of provider — Provider’s service as designated provider — Termination.
69.51A.110 Suitability for organ transplant.
69.51A.120 Parental rights or residential time — Not to be restricted.
69.51A.130 State and municipalities — Not subject to liability.
69.51A.140 Counties, cities, towns — Authority to adopt and enforce requirements.
69.51A.200 Evaluation.
69.51A.900 Short title — 1999 c 2.
69.51A.901 Severability — 1999 c 2.
69.51A.902 Captions not law — 1999 c 2.
69.51A.903 Severability — 2011 c 181.