Companion Bills to Legalize Cannabis Cultivation Filed in Washington’s House and Senate

Legislation to legalize the personal cultivation of recreational cannabis for those 21 and older has been filed in Washington’s House and Senate.cannabisplant

Senate Bill 6083, sponsored by Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, and House Bill 2196, sponsored by Representative Brian Blake, would both allow anyone 21 and older to cultivate up to six cannabis plants at their private residence, and would allow those who cultivate cannabis to possess up to eight ounces of usable cannabis obtained from their plants. Only one six-plant grow would be allowed per domicile.

“This bill would protect patients as well as recreational users,” says Senator Kohl-Welles. “It also would create a bright line for law enforcement officers so that they could easily assess how many plants are growing in a residence, check for age and quickly decide if the operation is legal without hassling residents.”

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