Medical Marijuana FAQ
What is it?
- As of July 1st the State of Washington has merged the recreational and medical markets under the guidance of the WA. State Department of Health and the WA State Liquor and Cannabis Board.
How does it work?
- Patients who get a signed authorization form from a doctor can take this form to a licensed medical marijuana store to receive their recognition card. Under the new medical marijuana law, recognition cards are required if patients and designated providers 21 and older wish to have access to the following benefits:
- Purchase products sales-tax free (the 37% state excise tax still applies)
- Purchase up to three times the current legal limit for recreational users
- Purchase high-THC infused products
- Grow more than four plants in their residence
- Have full protection from arrest, prosecution, and legal penalties, although patients will still have an affirmative defense.
How does the medical card work?
- Once you receive a card from a medically endorsed store, you can use that card in any other Washington State marijuana store that has endorsed people on staff. If they do not have an endorsement they will not be able to assist you and provide you with medical grade product.
What happens if I do not want to be signed up in the database?
- Current recreational rules will apply to any purchases.
What are the recreational limits?
- One ounce of useable 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
What are the medical limits for an individual or designated provider with a valid medical card?
- Three ounces of usable marijuana
- Forty-eight ounces of marijuana infused product in solid form
- Two hundred sixteen ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form
- Twenty-one grams of marijuana concentrate
What about growing my own plants? (This applies to patients who are registered in the database)
- Six plants for personal medical use, and
- Possess up to eight ounces of usable marijuana produced from their plants
Exception: If the patient’s healthcare practitioner determines the patient requires more than the presumptive amount, they may authorize:
- Up to 15 plants for personal medical use, and
- A person so authorized may possess 16 ounces of usable marijuana produced from their plants
What if I have a valid authorization but do not wish to be in the database?
- Patients who have a valid authorization, but aren’t entered into the database may purchase only the amounts allowed for non-patients
- They may grow in their home four plants for medical use, and
- Possess up to six ounces of usable marijuana produced from their plants
Is your store a licensed medical store?
- Yes, we are.
We are now able to issue i.d. cards for people holding authorized medical marijuana forms. Please be aware this process can be a bit long. The best times to come in and sign up are Monday-Wednesday before 4pm to avoid long waiting times.
High 5 Staff