One of the more progressive cannabis states, Washington has a fairly well-established place in the exploding marijuana industry.
With the state one of the first to legalise the plant for medicinal use back in 1998, recreational cannabis legality would follow in 2012, making Washington the first U.S. state to legalize the possession of recreational marijuana, and the 2nd (after California) to authorise sales of the plant for recreational use.
But what are the exact laws regarding cannabis possession and is it legal to grow your own marijuana plants in Washington? Let’s take a closer look at the states most important cannabis laws.
Washington Cannabis Law
Emerging as something of a cannabis tourism hot-spot, recreational usage has surged since cannabis was legalized in Washington with its adult-use cannabis market generating a staggering $1.1 billion in 2019 alone.
For those aged 21 or older, it is legally permissible to possess the following in Washington state.
- 1 Oz of cannabis flower
- Cannabis-related paraphernalia like papers, pipes etc
- 16 Oz of solid marijuana-infused product like edibles
- 72 ounces of a liquid-infused cannabis product
- 7 grams of cannabis concentrate
For medical users, possession limits are higher. All cardholders in the state may possess the following:
- 3 Oz of cannabis flower
- 48 Oz of cannabis-infused product in solid form
- 216 Oz of marijuana-infused product in liquid form
- 21 Grams of marijuana concentrate
Can I grow Marijuana in Washington?
Unfortunately, while Washington has legalised both the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana, cultivation is heavily regulated, with only licensed grow facilities permitted to grow cannabis in the state.