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Last updated on 13 July 2021
CBD is legal in Washington, regardless of the source. CBD Hemp Oil was legalized in 2014 after the 2014 Farm Bill, a law that made hemp legal to cultivate, sell and use.
In October 2019, Washington banned the sale of hemp-derived CBD in food and beverage products. CBD products which contains more than 0.3% THC must be sold in licensed cannabis dispensaries. Doctors are not permitted to prescribe CBD to their patients in Washington, however, they are allowed to recommend it to patients that they feel can benefit.
Is Cannabis legal in Washington?
Under current Washington state marijuana laws, weed is both medically and recreationally legal for patients and adults ages 21 and older to possess and use.
|How old do I need to be to consume?||Possession Limit for Flower||Possession Limit for Concentrates|
|21+ Recreational 18+ Medical||1oz Recreational 3oz Medical||7g Recreational 21g Medical|
- Appetite loss
- Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
- Chronic renal failure requiring hemodialysis
- Crohn’s disease
- Epilepsy or other seizure disorders
- Hepatitis C
- Intractable pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Spasticity disorders
- Traumatic brain injury
Are there any penalties for using Cannabis in Washington?
No, Cannabis is legal in Washington. While possession is legal, the sale or distribution of any amount of marijuana is illegal and can lead to a penalty of up to five years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $10,000. An additional mandatory fine of $1,000 applies to first offenses and a $2,000 fine to second or subsequent offenses.
CBD is legal in Washington. Medical and recreational use is also legal in Washington which makes it the third state on the West Coast (alongside California and Oregon).
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