Washington’s official government site providing the rules and regulations in the state can be found at: http://www.doh.wa.gov
Initiative 502 Adopted Rules
The Liquor Control Board (LCB) has adopted the rules for I-502 implementation. These rules reflect the Board’s stated goal of developing a tightly regulated and controlled market, and also demonstrate the agency’s initial thinking on how best to achieve that market. The Board is concerned with out-of-state diversion of product, traceability of products, responsible business practices, youth access and other public and consumer safety issues.
Measure 692 was approved by voters in 1998 and took effect the day of its passage. Patients who obtain “valid documentation” from their physician, naturopath, physician’s assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner are eligible. There is currently no state-run medical marijuana registry.
- Illnesses: cachexia; cancer; HIV/AIDS; epilepsy; glaucoma; intractable pain; multiple sclerosis; Crohn’s disease; hepatitis C; anorexia; any disease that causes nausea, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms and/or spasticity (other conditions subject to state approval)
- Possession: 24 ounces of usable marijuana
- Cultivation: 15 marijuana plants
- Dispensaries: Not allowed under law (it is only legal for patients and/or caregivers to grow medical marijuana)
- Statute: Washington Rev. Code 69.51A – 69.51A.901