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Becoming a Medical Marijuana Patient in Washington

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Summary
In order to become a medical cannabis patient in Washington, a person must suffer from a terminal or debilitating condition and reside in state at the time of diagnosis. Qualifying patients may legally possess up to 15 plants and 24 ounces with no requirement for registration. The law also allows individuals to cultivate their own medicine, designate a provider to do so or participate in collective gardens. Below you will find an overview of state requirements and links to other helpful information.

Qualifying Conditions
  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
  • Spasticity disorders
  • Intractable pain, unrelieved by standard treatments
  • Glaucoma, unrelieved by standard treatments
  • Crohn's disease, unrelieved by standard treatments
  • Hepatitis C, unrelieved by standard treatments
  • Diseases, including anorexia, which cause nausea, vomiting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms or spasticity
  • Any other condition approved by Washington's Medical Quality Assurance Commission in consultation with the Board of
  • Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Patient Requirements
  • Must be diagnosed with a terminal or debilitating medical condition
  • Must reside in Washington at the time of diagnosis
  • Must be advised by a health care professional about the risks and benefits of medical cannabis
  • Must be advised by a health care professional that they may benefit from the use of medical cannabis
  • Must not possess more than 15 plants
  • Must not possess more than 24 ounces of useable cannabis or a combined total of products that exceed what could be reasonably produced with 24 ounces of useable cannabis
Source: ASA: Becoming a Patient in Washington
 
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I would click on the source link at the bottom of the page and check out the last link on that page - "Washington State Medical Cannabis Legal Guide by Cannabis Defense Coalition". You might find your answer there IntoTheClouds.
 
So lets say you have a medical card and youre married. Youre wife gets a card as well and now you can have 30 plants? 48 ounces? does the law get that specific?
Its called a Co-Op...up to 10 people... 45 plant total...you can have 3 people 45 plants ...no more than 45 plants.

You can belong to more than one co-op...you have to have your MMJ paper work hangin on the wall at every spot

So, to answer your question ...YES 30 plants with 2 people with MMJ cards.. 3 lbs... pound a month for 3 months:)
 
Hi. Live in WA and am a little worried regarding the legislation before the House right now. I'm all for ensuring MMJ is safe, etc. But the rest of the bill's changes seem like thousands of miles backward.
 
So i have a problem, I'd like to get a mmj card, as I can not sleep unless I'm either too tired to move or high. I have no insurance, and I have no clue where to go. I live in WA where mmj and recreational use is now legal. Can anyone help me?
 
Under the Washington Cannabis Patient Protection Act, effective July 2016 (source Americans for Safe Access):

[FONT=&amp]Note the substantical difference in possession amounts for patients with an [/FONT]authorization form[FONT=&amp] versus a [/FONT]recognition card[FONT=&amp]:

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  • Qualified Patients with a Recognition Card:
    • May purchase sales-tax free any combination of the following from a licensed marijuana store with a medical endorsement:
      • 3 oz. usable marijuana;
      • 48 oz. marijuana-infused product in solid form;
      • 216 oz. marijuana-infused product in liquid form; or
      • 21 grams marijuana concentrate
    • May grow in their home or as a member of a cooperative:
      • 6 plants for personal medical use; and
      • 8 oz. usable marijuana produced from their plants
      • Note: If the patient's healthcare practitioner determines the patient requires more than the above amount, they may authorize:
        • Up to 15 plants for personal medical use; and
        • Up to 16 oz. usable marijuana produced from their plants.
    • Note: No more than 15 plants may be grown or located in any one housing unit, even if multiple qualifying patients or designated providers reside in the housing unit. The only exception is for cooperative gardens.
  • Qualified Patients with Authorization Form only (no Recognition Card):
    • May purchase only the amounts allowed for non-patients from a licensed retail marijuana store:
      • 1 oz. usable marijuana;
      • 16 oz. marijuana-infused product in solid form;
      • 72 oz. marijuana-infused product in liquid form; or
      • 7 grams of marijuana concentrate
    • May grow in their home:
      • 4 plants for personal medical use; and
      • 6 oz. usable marijuana produced from their plants.
    • Note: Patients who aren't entered into the database are limited to 4 plants and 6 oz. of usable marijuana even if a higher number of plants is indicated on their authorization form.
Becoming a Patient in Washington

[FONT=&amp]In order to become a medical cannabis patient in Washington, a person must suffer from a terminal or debilitating condition and reside in state at the time of diagnosis. Qualifying patients may legally possess marijuana for their own medical use (up to the amounts detailed below) with no requirement for registration. The law also allows individuals to cultivate their own medicine, designate a provider to do so or participate in cooperatives.
Qualifying Conditions


  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
  • Spasticity disorders
  • Intractable pain, unrelieved by standard treatments and medications
  • Glaucoma (acute or chronic), unrelieved by standard treatments and medications
  • Crohn's disease with debilitating symptoms, unrelieved by standard treatments and medications
  • Hepatitis C with debilitating nausea or intractable pain, unrelieved by standard treatments and medications
  • Diseases, including anorexia, which cause nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms or spasticity, unrelieved by standard treatments or medications
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic brain injury
Patient Requirements


  • Must be in the care of a licensed health care professional, defined as a physician, physician's assistant, naturopath or advanced registered nurse practitioner
  • Must be diagnosed with a terminal or debilitating medical condition
    • The condition must be:
      • Severe enough to significantly interfere with activities of daily living and ability to function; and
      • Objectively assessed and evaluated by the licensed health care professional
  • Must be a resident of the state of Washington at the time of diagnosis
  • Must be advised by health care professional of potential benefits of medical marijuana
  • Must be advised by health care professional about the risks and benefits of medical marijuana
  • Must have either:
    • Authorization form from patient's health care professional; or
    • A recognition card after patient has been registered into the medical marijuana authorization database
  • Authorizations expire in one year for adult patients and six months for minor patients (under 18 years of age).
  • Additional requirements for minor patients:
    • Must ensure the minor patient's parent or legal guardian participates in the treatment and consents to medical use of marijuana
    • Must have the minor patient's parent or legal guardian act as the designated provider for the minor patient with sole control over the minor patient's marijuana
    • Must have both the minor patient and the minor patient's parent or legal guardian acting as designated provider entered into the database and hold a recognition card
    • Must not have the minor patient grow plants or purchase marijuana/marijuana products from a marijuana retailer


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TheFertilizer

Well-Known Member
Under the Washington Cannabis Patient Protection Act, effective July 2016 (source Americans for Safe Access):

[FONT=&]Note the substantical difference in possession amounts for patients with an [/FONT]authorization form[FONT=&] versus a [/FONT]recognition card[FONT=&]:

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  • Qualified Patients with a Recognition Card:
    • May purchase sales-tax free any combination of the following from a licensed marijuana store with a medical endorsement:
      • 3 oz. usable marijuana;
      • 48 oz. marijuana-infused product in solid form;
      • 216 oz. marijuana-infused product in liquid form; or
      • 21 grams marijuana concentrate
    • May grow in their home or as a member of a cooperative:
      • 6 plants for personal medical use; and
      • 8 oz. usable marijuana produced from their plants
      • Note: If the patient’s healthcare practitioner determines the patient requires more than the above amount, they may authorize:
        • Up to 15 plants for personal medical use; and
        • Up to 16 oz. usable marijuana produced from their plants.
    • Note: No more than 15 plants may be grown or located in any one housing unit, even if multiple qualifying patients or designated providers reside in the housing unit. The only exception is for cooperative gardens.
  • Qualified Patients with Authorization Form only (no Recognition Card):
    • May purchase only the amounts allowed for non-patients from a licensed retail marijuana store:
      • 1 oz. usable marijuana;
      • 16 oz. marijuana-infused product in solid form;
      • 72 oz. marijuana-infused product in liquid form; or
      • 7 grams of marijuana concentrate
    • May grow in their home:
      • 4 plants for personal medical use; and
      • 6 oz. usable marijuana produced from their plants.
    • Note: Patients who aren’t entered into the database are limited to 4 plants and 6 oz. of usable marijuana even if a higher number of plants is indicated on their authorization form.
Becoming a Patient in Washington

[FONT=&]In order to become a medical cannabis patient in Washington, a person must suffer from a terminal or debilitating condition and reside in state at the time of diagnosis. Qualifying patients may legally possess marijuana for their own medical use (up to the amounts detailed below) with no requirement for registration. The law also allows individuals to cultivate their own medicine, designate a provider to do so or participate in cooperatives.
Qualifying Conditions


  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
  • Spasticity disorders
  • Intractable pain, unrelieved by standard treatments and medications
  • Glaucoma (acute or chronic), unrelieved by standard treatments and medications
  • Crohn’s disease with debilitating symptoms, unrelieved by standard treatments and medications
  • Hepatitis C with debilitating nausea or intractable pain, unrelieved by standard treatments and medications
  • Diseases, including anorexia, which cause nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms or spasticity, unrelieved by standard treatments or medications
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic brain injury
Patient Requirements


  • Must be in the care of a licensed health care professional, defined as a physician, physician’s assistant, naturopath or advanced registered nurse practitioner
  • Must be diagnosed with a terminal or debilitating medical condition
    • The condition must be:
      • Severe enough to significantly interfere with activities of daily living and ability to function; and
      • Objectively assessed and evaluated by the licensed health care professional
  • Must be a resident of the state of Washington at the time of diagnosis
  • Must be advised by health care professional of potential benefits of medical marijuana
  • Must be advised by health care professional about the risks and benefits of medical marijuana
  • Must have either:
    • Authorization form from patient’s health care professional; or
    • A recognition card after patient has been registered into the medical marijuana authorization database
  • Authorizations expire in one year for adult patients and six months for minor patients (under 18 years of age).
  • Additional requirements for minor patients:
    • Must ensure the minor patient’s parent or legal guardian participates in the treatment and consents to medical use of marijuana
    • Must have the minor patient’s parent or legal guardian act as the designated provider for the minor patient with sole control over the minor patient’s marijuana
    • Must have both the minor patient and the minor patient’s parent or legal guardian acting as designated provider entered into the database and hold a recognition card
    • Must not have the minor patient grow plants or purchase marijuana/marijuana products from a marijuana retailer


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Two things that may be of interest.

1. If you do not have a recognition card, but only a form, you do not actually have "arrest protection". So you can still be arrested, but will have documentation to show at the time of arraignment.

2. If you acquire a recognition card, you will lose your rights to own firearms as it will run through the NICS background check, and you will also no longer be able to obtain a CCW permit.