Washington Initiative 502 (PDF) passed in November of 2012 and went into effect July 1, 2015. I-502 does the following:
- Licenses and regulates marijuana production, distribution and possession for persons over the age of 21;
- Removes state law criminal and civil penalties for specified activities;
- Taxes marijuana sales; and
- Earmarks marijuana-related revenues.
The Grant County Health District in partnership with Washington State Department of Health is dedicated to preventing underage use of marijuana. Learn More.
The Cannabis Patient Protection Act (PDF) was signed into law on April 24, 2015, and goes into full effect on July 1, 2016. SB 5052 creates strict regulations for marijuana producers, processors and stores that want to sell to patients. Under the act, the Department of Health is directed to adopt rules for:
- Product compliance;
- A Medical Marijuana Authorization Database; and
- Training and certification of Medical Marijuana Consultants
The Department of Health is dedicated to protecting access for patients with qualifying conditions and ensuring that their products are safe, quality tested and accurately labeled. Learn More.