Washington legalized the possession of recreational marijuana in 2012. However, Washington did not legalize the cultivation of marijuana. In Oregon, Colorado, Alaska, and Washington D.C. cultivation was a part of the legalization initiative. Washington’s marijuana legalization model has clearly been deficient because of this. Washington House Bill 2629 would fix this hole in Washington’s law. A petition has been started, language of which can be found below, and can be signed at this link here:
In Washington State the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis is legal for those 21 and older, as is the state-licensed distribution of cannabis and cannabis products. However, the cultivation of any amount of cannabis for personal use remains a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
Bipartisan legislation – House Bill 2629 – has been introduced in Washington’s House of Representatives to legalize the cultivation of up to six cannabis plants for everyone 21 and older, while allowing them to possess up to 24 ounces harvested from said plants (though anything over an ounce must remain at the residence).
This is a common sense measure that would put Washington in line with Colorado and Oregon, two other states which have legalized cannabis, and allow personal cannabis cultivation. Washington D.C. has also legalized cultivating cannabis for personal use.
Signing this petition will send a letter to every member of Washington’s House of Representatives and Senate, as well as Governor Jay Inslee, urging them to support House Bill 2629.
Washington State House
Washington State Senate
Governor Jay Inslee
In our state the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis is legal for those 21 and older, as are cannabis retail outlets. However, growing any amount of cannabis remains a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
Please support House Bill 2629 to legalize the personal cultivation of cannabis. This proposal requires cannabis to be grown out of public view, and places a limit of six plants.
This common sense, bipartisan measure would put Washington State in line with Colorado and Oregon, two other states that have legalized cannabis and currently allow the personal cultivation of cannabis.
Please consider supporting this measure, and voting in favor of it if given the opportunity.