Washington Medical Marijuana Laws

Possession

  • Less than 40 g misdemeanor* MMS 1 Day - maximum 90 days  $250 - $500
  • 40 g or more felony 5 years maximum $10,000


Sale or Cultivation

  • Less than 40 g  felony 0 - 6 months $10,000
  • 40 g or more felony 5 years maximum $10,000
  • Sale to minor at least 3 years younger than seller felony double penalty double penalty
  • Miscellaneous (paraphernalia, license suspensions, drug tax stamps, etc...)
  • Dirty paraphernalia possession, manufacture or delivery misdemeanor* 90 days $1,000
  • *Any convictions of a misdemeanor carry a 24-hour mandatory minimum sentence and a mandatory minimum fine of $250.
  • For subsequent convictions the possible prison sentence doubles.
  • Any conviction of a juvenile causes driver's license suspension for 1 year.

Details 

 

Possession of less than 40 grams is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a fine up to $1,000. For amounts of 40 grams or more the penalties increase to up to five years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

Cultivation, delivery or sale of marijuana is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Any sale to a minor at least three years younger than the offender doubles the possible penalties.

It is an affirmative defense to violations of marijuana-related laws that the person, possessing no more than is necessary for personal medical use for up to sixty days, has valid documentation and meets all criteria as a qualifying patient or as a primary caregiver.

Possession, manufacture or delivery of paraphernalia is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a fine up to $1,000.

Any convictions of a misdemeanor carry a 24-hour mandatory minimum jail sentence and a mandatory minimum fine of $250.

For any subsequent convictions the possible prison sentence doubles.

For drug offense convictions of juveniles, the offender's driver's license is suspended for one year.
 

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