R.I.P. Medical Marijuana in Washington State
Prior to SB 5052, patients could grow 15 plants and possess 24 oz.
After SB 5052, patients can grow 4 plants (or 6 plants if they join the voluntary registry), and possess 1 oz (or 3 oz if they join the registry).
Before SB 5052, patients could purchase their medicine from any dispensary that they trusted.. After SB 5052, patients will be forced to purchase their medication from the pot equivalent of a liquor store.
If you want protection from arrest, you must join the registry. How do you join the registry? You go to a retail
cannabis store where an employee who has been "trained" on medical marijuana (this process has yet to be defined) takes your doctor's recommendation and puts you into a database that is "supposed" to be secure. They are also required to keep copies, so rest assured that your private information will never
be shared or stolen or hacked...
Would you trust your health privacy to a 7-11 store clerk? The +Real Legalization
team will be working on a referendum to undo as much as we can, but the best bet is to push I-738. Highlight include:
o No license, fee, tax, or permit is required of any adult twenty-one years of age or older to possess or cultivate the amounts of marijuana or cannabis specified in RCW 69.51A.040 Laws of 2014 in a person's legal residence. (15 plants and 24 ounces)
o No license, fee, tax, or permit is required of adults twenty-one years of age or older to transfer not-for-profit the amounts specified in RCW 69.50.360(3) Laws of 2014 to any other person twenty-one years of age or older. (One ounce)
o The first offense involving marijuana or cannabis for a person under twenty-one years of age, that would not be a violation of criminal or civil law for a person twenty-one years of age or older, is a class 3 civil infraction under chapter 7.80 RCW.
o There is no civil or criminal penalty when a person under twenty-one years of age consumes marijuana or cannabis-related products under the supervision and with the approval of his or her parent or legal guardian, and out of view of the general public.
o Every person convicted of a misdemeanor marijuana offense under RCW 69.50.4014 may apply to the sentencing court for a vacation of the applicant's record of conviction for the offense.http://www.reallegalization.org #SB5052 #MMJ #reallegalization