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Resources: Washington State official recreational cannabis info

Quick rules for tourists:

Possession
Individuals twenty-one years of age or older are legally authorized to possess and use:

  • One ounce of  usable marijuana
  • Seven grams of marijuana concentrate/extract for inhalation
  • 16 ounces of marijuana infused product in solid form
  • 72 ounces of marijuana infused product in liquid form
  • Marijuana-related drug paraphernalia

Individuals will still be subject to criminal prosecution for:

  • Possession in amounts greater than what is listed above.
  • Possession of any quantity or kind of marijuana/marijuana infused product by a person under 21 years of age.

Also of note:

  • It is illegal to have an open cannabis container in the front seat of a car
  • It is illegal to consume cannabis in public (the only legal spot to consume at this point is at a private residence)
  • It is illegal to transport Washington state recreational marijuana across state lines (Note: The Portland, Oregon police have said that enforcing this restriction is not a priority)

Official site links for Washington State recreational cannabis (I502 and subsequent law):

I502 Fact Sheets: http://www.liq.wa.gov/marijuana/faqs_i-502
I502 Full Text: http://lcb.wa.gov/publications/Marijuana/I-502/i502.pdf
I502 Listserv (where you can sign up for email – right side of page, lower link): http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A0=LCB-I502
Marijuana sales and license list: http://www.liq.wa.gov/records/frequently-requested-lists
Quick Facts: http://www.liq.wa.gov/content/fact-sheet
Liquor Control Board I502 data dashboard: http://lcb.wa.gov/marijuana/dashboard

Other Washington State recreational cannabis resources:

University of Washington Learn About Marijuana Fact Sheets: http://www.learnaboutmarijuanawa.org/factsheets/factsheets.htm
City of Vancouver I502 site: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/ced/page/implementing-state-initiative-502-recreational-marijuana
Washington Marijuana I-502 data: http://www.502data.com/

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