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Washington Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Operational

Law Signed:

1998

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Intractable pain
  • Muscle spasms, and/or spasticity
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Other conditions are subject to approval

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Twenty-four ounces of usable marijuana

HOME CULTIVATION

Yes, up to 15 marijuana plants

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES ALLOWED

No, but some cities locally regulate dispensaries

MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES

  • Wash. Rev. Code §§ 69.51A - 69.51A.901 (2007)
  • Wash. Rev. Code §§69.51A.010, 69.51A.040 (2007)

CAREGIVERS

Yes, designated provider is a person who has been designated in writing by a patient to serve as a designated provider. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older. The designated provider is prohibited from consuming marijuana obtained for the personal, medical use of the patient for whom the individual is acting as designated provider. The designated provider may be the primary caregiver for only one patient at any one time.

RECIPROCITY

No



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