I-502 was an initiative to the Washington State Legislature in 2012 that proposed the legalization of recreational marijuana use and sale to the general public within the borders of the State of Washington. The legislature adjourned without action in April 2012, automatically advancing the initiative to the general ballot the following November. The initiative passed 56 to 44 percent and certification for producers and growers began in December 2012.
I-502 restricts the sale of recreational marijuana products to individuals 21 years of age and older, taxing sales with revenue directed toward healthcare and substance-abuse prevention and education services. The law does not supersede federal law, therefore, it is illegal to transport or consume recreational cannabis outside the borders of Washington State.
Can customers consume marijuana within a retail establishment?
Can I still fail a drug test now that cannabis use is legal?
What are the restrictions pertaining to cannabis use and operation of a motor vehicle?
Can non-residents purchase marijuana?
I-502 says a person cannot consume marijuana in public. What does that mean?
How much marijuana can I legally possess under I-502?
- 1 ounce of marijuana
- 16 ounces of solid infused marijuana products
- 72 ounces of liquid infused products
- 7 grams of concentrates