New Medical Cannabis Law Now in Effect in Washington State

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New Medical Cannabis Law Now in Effect in Washington State

medcanDrastic changes to Washington State’s medical cannabis law are now in effect, as of Friday, July 1st. Among the changes is an over 80% reduction in the amount of cannabis a patient can possess and cultivate, and the introduction of a patient database that some attorneys say is against federal HIPAA laws.

Under the new law – Senate Bill 5052 – patients can possess up to an ounce of cannabis, whereas they were previously allowed to have up to 24 ounces in their possession; if they join the patient registry, they can possess up to three ounces. As for cultivating cannabis, patients’ limits are dropping from 15 plants, to four, or six if they join the registry.

The new law also forces shut any medical cannabis dispensary that isn’t licensed with the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Control Board.

Seattle attorney Douglas Hiatt, founder of the nonprofit organization Sensible Washington, recently filed a lawsuit against the state seeking to overturn the new law.

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  • Fluffhead
    July 1, 2016

    Boycott 502 stores until we get reasonable laws

  • Robert
    July 1, 2016

    who the fuck needs 24 ounces of weed?

    • Kent Augsburger
      July 2, 2016

      Me I do and what fucking business is it of yours how much I have or smoke or use why is it everybody’s else’s business about it hey government stay the fuck out of my daily life Robert sounds like an idiot

      • RV
        July 2, 2016

        1.5 lbs of marijuana would be sufficient for six months to a year for an average medical marijuana patient. Find me another drug that is prescribed in a year supply and we can talk about it.

  • Anonymous
    July 2, 2016

    Why the fuck be limited to only 1 though…. that’s bs

  • Laura
    July 2, 2016

    people don’t understand how much “weed” cannabis you use when making oils, lotions, edibles I use 4 oz per butter batch and up to a pound to make RSO so until you have make it and need it to survive this body God gave me Shut the F up about 24 oz I pray they over turn this hateful money greed law

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