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F.A.Q.s & LEGAL

Washington State Marijuana Law

We are committed to following the laws of I-502.

Here are some FAQs on I-502

Q: When can I buy marijuana legally?

A: The initiative allows the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) until December 1, 2013 to write the rules, or implementation details, of the new system. Because the WSLCB is building the system from seed to sale, it will likely take the full year to complete the rules.

Q: Since it’s legal to possess marijuana Dec. 6, 2012, but there will not be licensed retailers from which to purchase it until 2014 can I still be arrested for possession?

A: I-502 decriminalizes marijuana possession and use in Washington State for those age 21 and older and who possess any combination of: one ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana in solid form or 72 ounces in liquid form. The Seattle Police Department wrote an FAQ document that addresses how its officers will be handling marijuana possession going forward. Each jurisdiction may be handling it differently so it’s important to check with local law enforcement on how to proceed.

Q: What is the federal government going to do?

A: On August 29, 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder called both Governors Jay Inslee and John Hickenlooper (Colorado) to outline the federal government’s guidance on legalized marijuana. That guidance was also outlined in a memo which focuses on eight points of federal emphasis such as youth access and public safety which the LCB’s proposed rules address. I-502′s regulatory system, and the rules written by the Board appears to meet those eight points. The memo does not change federal law. Governor Inslee’s office is maintaining an open dialogue with the federal government and the WSLCB is moving forward to carry out the expectations of the agency under the new law.

Note: I-502 does not address medical marijuana. The state does not currently license or regulate medical marijuana outlets. I-502 does not change how or where they operate.

For more information on I-502 click here.

WAC 314-55-155 5(a)-(d)

“This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming.”

“Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug.”

“There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product.”

“For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.”

Marijuana Laws & Penalties

Arrests and Crop Data

Washington NORML Chapters

Marijuana Lawyers in Washington

NORML Blog

FAQ’s:

What is the difference between Sativa and Indica?

We tend to think of indica strains as being more sedating and relaxing, with full-body effects that "lock" you to the couch (meaning you're content to sit back, unwind, and enjoy a Netflix marathon of your favorite show). On the other hand, we anticipate with sativas racier cerebral effects that leave us feeling energized and uplifted. Because of this typical contrast, consumers tend to prefer indicas for nighttime use while sativas are typically used from morning to afternoon.

What is a Hybrid?

Hybrid cannabis strains provide the best of both worlds. Expert breeders select the top sativa and indica strains and combine them into super strains that maintain the best aspects from both parents. Hybrids can be sativa or indica dominant and have the effects to match.

How much can I purchase at a time?

You are able to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana in solid form or 72 ounces in liquid form.

Where does the product come from?

The product we have comes from Washington State approved I502 licensed farmers.

What types of payments do we accept?

Currently we are a cash only store.

What are our hours of operation?

We are open Sunday thru Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 9pm.

What remains illegal in Washington State, both now and in the future?

Even after I-502is fully implemented, the following will continue to be illegal under the Washington State recreational marijuana law:

  • Possession of amounts above the defined limit

  •  Possession by a person under the age of 21 years

  •  Use in view of the general public, including the opening and/or consumption of a marijuana-infused product

  •  Transportation of marijuana products to another state

  •  Driving under the influence of marijuana

  •  Production or sale without a state license

Washington State visitors should be aware that pot use and possession remains a criminal act on federal lands, which includes the national parks and national forests. Tribal lands will also enforce their own policies regarding marijuana use and possession. Some cities have also chosen to outlaw pot-related businesses within their boundaries, so retail marijuana stores might not be readily available in some communities.

 
 
   
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  This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children. This is an informational only website, we do not sell products online, process orders online. All purchases must be made in person at our shop by individuals allowed to prescribed by the laws of WA State.