Bill to Legalize Marijuana Growing for Everyone 21+ Filed in Washington Legislature

Washington State Representative Sherry Appleton has filed legislation to legalize marijuana growing for everyone 21 and older.

Marijuana GrowingHouse Bill 1092 would allow anyone in Washington to grow six cannabis plants for personal use, at a private residence. The measure allows up to two people to grow in the same place at once; this means a total of 12 plants can be grown per residence.

Currently Washington’s possession limit for cannabis is one ounce. Given six plants will typically result in much more than this, the bill would alter the law to allow up to 24 ounces to be harvested from these plants; or up to 48 ounces per residence.

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Bill Drafted to Legalize Home Marijuana Cultivation in Washington State

Cannabis is legal to possess and purchase in Washington State, but growing it for personal use remains a felony. A newly drafted bill would change that.

Activists have drafted a proposal that would explicitly allow those 21 and older to grow up to six marijuana plants at a private residence. This is the same cultivation limit set in six of the seven other states with legal cannabis; Oregon is the only state with a different limit (they allow four plants).

The Washington State Cannabis Home Grow and Sharing Act would also make another much-needed change; it would legalize the sharing of up to an ounce of cannabis. Under current law sharing any amount – including passing a joint to someone else 21 or older – is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

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