Washington Initiative 692 (I-692) to allow medicinal cannabis in the state of Washington passed on November 3, 1998. According to this law, patients are allowed up to 15 cannabis plants, no more than 24 ounces of useable cannabis, or a combination of both that does not exceed production and possession of 24 ounces of useable cannabis.
In order to obtain medical marijuana, prospective patients must receive a recommendation from a doctor.
Obtaining a medical marijuana card in Washington can be done at a clinic or at your own physician. They will give you a tamper proof paper identification that you will present at a medical dispensary of your choosing.
No, health insurance companies are not required to pay for the medical use of cannabis. The FDA needs to approve of a drug before insurers are required to cover it.
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On November 11, 2012 Washington passed Initiative 502. I-502 Authorizes the State Liquor control board to regulate and tax recreational marijuana. This law allows possession of up to an ounce of dried marijuana, 7 grams of concentrate, or 16 ounces of edibles. Like alcohol, it is still illegal to consume publicly or drive while under the influence of marijuana.
You must be 21 and older to buy, possess or use retail marijuana. It is illegal to give or sell retail marijuana to minors.
Adults 21 and older can purchase marijuana at licensed recreational dispensaries. To find a dispensary near you, type your locality in the search field above.
Marijuana consumption is limited to to private and personal use. Marijuana can not be consumed in public such as in parks, public transportation, live events, federal land, or local businesses.
Washington residents are allowed to have possession of up to an ounce of dried marijuana, 7 grams of concentrate, or 16 ounces of edibles.