WA: New Bipartisan Bill Would Legalize Personal Marijuana Cultivation
Legislation to legalize the personal cultivation of marijuana for those 21 and older has been filed in Washington’s House of Representatives.
Although marijuana has been legal in Washington to purchase and possess for several years now, cultivating marijuana is illegal without being a licensed grower. New legislation filed by Representatives Brian Blake (D) and Cary Condotta (R) would change this, allowing anyone 21 and older to grow marijuana for personal use.
Specifically House Bill 2559 “Authorizes an adult age 21 or over to possess six or less marijuana plants and up to 24-ounces of useable marijuana harvested from the plants”. The measure specifies that “no more than six marijuana plants may be grown or possessed on the premises of a single housing unit under the authorization, regardless of the number of residents living on the premises.”
House Bill 2559 has been assigned to the House Commerce & Gaming Committee. The committee has scheduled an executive session to discuss and potentially vote on the measure later today (1:30pm).