Ever wanted to know how to get medical marijuana in Washington? Or whether cannabis, marijuana, pot or weed is legal in Washington? Do you know the difference between a marijuana recommendation and a marijuana prescription? How do you locate quality medical marijuana doctors?

With different, complex rules for each medical marijuana state, it can be difficult to find the answers to these questions. So we’ve compiled this Washington Medical Marijuana Law Fact Sheet to make it a little easier to obtain the medicine you need.

State Measure:            

Measure   692


Date Passed:

November   3, 1998


Defenses Provided:     


Washington’s medical marijuana   law provides an affirmative defense if you are in compliance with the statue.  The state does not have a marijuana medical card program at this   time.


Medical Marijuana Uses:            


Under Washington medical   marijuana law,  medical cannabis may be used if   you suffer from any of the following conditions:

Cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or other seizure   disorder, or spasticity disorders; intractable pain; glaucoma, either acute or   chronic; Crohn’s disease; Hepatitis C; or any disease,  including anorexia, which results in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite   loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, and/or spasticity, when these   symptoms are unrelieved by standard treatments.

Documentation Needed:            


In order to qualify   for medical marijuana in Washington, you must obtain a statement signed by   your physician, or a copy of your pertinent medical records, which states   that in the physician’s professional opinion, the “potential benefits” of   medical marijuana “would likely outweigh the health risks.” Find a WA medical   marijuana doctor here.


Marijuana Card Program:

There is currently   no state ID program or registry for medical marijuana patients in Washington   to obtain a marijuana card. In order to receive full legal   protections of the Washington State Medical Marijuana   Act,  all you need is a written recommendation from a state licensed doctor.


Cannabis Possession and Growing Limits:          


Medical cannabis   patients in Washington may possess a “sixty day supply” of medical marijuana.  Washington does not allow patients to purchase marijuana at dispensaries at   this time.

Caregiver Provisions:  


Medical Marijuana   patients in Washington may designate a caregiver to possess, transport and   grow cannabis on the patient’s behalf. There may only be one caregiver per   patient, and a caregiver may serve only one patient at a time.